The UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) have been used to model the likely climate changes that will be experienced by the six Scottish cities.
In summary, all Scottish cities will experience wetter and milder winters, warmer and drier summers, more extreme heat waves, and more extreme rainfall events. The relative scale of these changes will differ from city to city. The illustrative projections for the six cities highlight the importance of understanding the specific regional and local projections for climate change, particularly for developing appropriate adaptation strategies. There can be no one-size-fits-all solution when using greenspace interventions to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The impacts of climate change for Scotland as identified by the UK 2012 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) are also summarised.
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