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Timeline: Key moments in the UK’s fight against global warming

Kent will see flooding on unprecedented levels if we all don’t make drastic changes to fight against global warming.

The UK, once dubbed ‘The Dirty Man of Europe‘ for polluting so heavily it affected Norway, has slowly been making progress.

But below is a map of the South-East, with everything coloured red being below the estimated annual flood level in 2050.

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Credit: Coastal Climate Central

With this much of our county projected to go underwater, have our governments taken climate change seriously enough? Here’s a timeline to show you what we’ve done so far.