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Climate change will cause waves of migration into Britain, says former head of MI5

Former head of MI5 warns that climate change will lead to migration to the UK. This will make conflict-driven levels appear like ‘nothing.

As extreme weather makes it uninhabitable, migrants will flee their homes.

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, who was director general of the intelligence agency from 2002 to 2007, spoke at a National Farmers’ Union lecture on Monday.

She Discussed how climate change directly affects food security in Britain. The potential migrant influx should also be discussed.

Baroness Eliza Manningham Buller, former director general for the intelligence agency from 2002-2007, spoke at Monday’s lecture of National Farmers’ Union

UN warns that heatwaves ‘beyond the human limits’ could render some parts of the globe uninhabitable in decades. 

According to a new study, heatwaves could become so extreme in certain parts of the world that it will make human life impossible.

Extreme temperatures are expected to “exceed human physiological limits and social limits” in the Sahel and Horn of Africa, as well as south and southwest Asia.   

The United Nations released the report. Red Cross, and said these events will trigger ‘large-scale suffering and loss of life’ in these areas.

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She He said, “The migration that we have seen thus far due to conflict in some cases or economic immigration will be nothing compared with the migration which northern countries in the region are going to experience as people leave areas that are uninhabitable.”

“And that is a strong reason to address climate problem. It is important to address the issue properly and thoroughly.

A report by the World Bank published last year predicted that 216 million people could be forced to migrate to other parts of their country by 2050 due to rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity.

Farmers are producing 20 percent less food worldwide than they would if the environment was the same as it was in 1960s.

This year’s record heat in the UK caused a decline in yields for lettuce, onions, carrots, and potatoes.

While the government plans for the country to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Baroness Manningham-Buller is sceptical this will be achieved.

She At the 2022 Henry Plumb Memorial lecture, it was stated that the world has become so polarized that it will be difficult to unite as necessary to achieve the targets.

Yields Of Potatoes, Onions, Carrots And Lettuce Suffered Due To This Year'S Record-Breaking Heat In The Uk. Pictured: Scorched Crops In Ripon, North Yorkshire After A Wildfire In July

Due to the record-breaking heat this year in the UK, lettuce and potatoes suffered from low yields. Pictured: After a July wildfire, scorched crops in Ripon (North Yorkshire).

Migration To The Uk Will Be The Result Of People Leaving Their Home Nations As They Become 'Uninhabitable' From Extreme Weather. Pictured: Catastrophic Floods In Pakistan Left People Homeless Earlier This Year

People will migrate to the UK from their homelands when they are deemed ‘unhabitable’ by extreme weather. Pictured: People in Pakistan were made homeless by catastrophic floods earlier in the year.

In 2014, scientists warned how climate change could result in conflicts and wars breaking out As people age, the supply of food is decreasing and prices rise.

During her talk, Baroness Manningham-Buller said that the war in Ukraine demonstrates the importance of insulating Britain from shocks to the global food system.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, food prices have been escalating as supplies are squeezed, including grain and fertilisers. 

By the end of last month, nearly all bread and pasta items had risen in inflation by double digits in the UK, with some up by as much as 63.6 per cent.

Baroness Manningham Buller stated that food is a critical part of national security. She also mentioned the vital workers involved in growing and harvesting it, as well as the farmers who produce our fruits, vegetables, meats, and wines.

Worldwide, Farmers Are Growing 20 Percent Less Food Than They Would Be If Environmental Conditions Were The Same As They Were In The 1960S. Pictured: A Farm Vehicle Drives Through A Flooded Road In East Sussex Earlier This Month

Globally, farmers are growing 20% less food than they would have if the environmental conditions were the same in the 1960s. Pictured: This is a farm vehicle driving through East Sussex’s flooded roads earlier this month.

“British farmers are facing immense pressure. We urgently need to develop a policy to help farmers who produce our food, such as the doubling of fertiliser costs, rising energy costs, shortages in seasonal workers, and concerns about trade deals.

We are at greater risk of global shocks if we do not pay more attention to food security.

“We should acknowledge that we must produce as much food as possible, and be able export what we can to the UK for growth and the feeding of the world.

Minette Batters, President of NFU, said: “As British farmers, we produce both climate-friendly foods and renewable energy. We want to provide more.

“For this to happen we need our government’s to honor the promises made by Prime Minister Rishi, to set a target for our country’s food security and have a statutory responsibility to report on our domestic food levels.

According to study estimates, heatwaves caused by climate change have cost $16 trillion to the global economy 

Heatwaves driven by human-caused climate change have cost the global economy $16 trillion (£14 trillion) since the 1990s, a study has calculated.

High temperatures have a negative impact on productivity, human health and agricultural output.

It also revealed that the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting nations have suffered the largest economic blows, such as those in tropics.

Researchers at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA combined economic data with the average temperature for the hottest five-day period for each global region.

They found that, from 1992 to 2013, heatwaves have routinely coincided with variations in economic growth, which differ in high and low income regions.

Justin Mankin (assistant professor of geography) stated, “Almost no country has benefited from extreme heat that’s occurred.”  

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