A British government adviser has warned that major changes in land management are necessary to deal with the effects of climate change and a growing population over the next 50 years. Professor John Beddington, who is chief scientific adviser to the UK government, warned of ‘competing issues’ that without proper management – including an integration of policies – could cause problems such as water shortages and a decrease in biodiversity. Principal issues named in terms of quality of life for Britons were the preservation of urban green spaces and the availability of affordable housing. Other pressures on land use include…
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