The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Climate Change

DroughtHotter, drier summers

FloodWarmer, wetter winters

The earth's climate is changing. Rising global temperatures will bring changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather. We need to avoid making the problem worse, so cutting carbon emissions is a priority. But all of us - individuals, businesses, government and public authorities - will also need to adapt our behaviour to respond to the challenges of climate change.

Northumberland National Park is a special place. It is one of the jewels of the English landscape. An area rich in biodiversity and cultural heritage, and heralded as the most tranquil part of England. The Park is not, however, a quiet backwater.  It is an important and valued asset of the North East region. It contributes significantly to the region’s economy, green infrastructure, cultural traditions and the overall quality of life and health of Northumberland and the North East region.

The economic prosperity of communities living in and around the National Park, and often far beyond, is dependent on our progress, as we face ever increasingly global environmental, climate and economic challenges.

This page was last updated on 24th August 2012. Please send any questions to:

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