3.4 Risks to Bio Diversity

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Risks to Biodiversity

In the case of the natural environment, the National Biodiversity Action Plan for 2017-2021 states that here is evidence that climate change is negatively impacting Irish habitats and is driving ocean acidification. Expected increases in temperature, changes in precipitation patterns, weather extremes (storms and flooding, sea surges, flash floods) and sea-level rise will affect the abundance and distribution of Irish species and possibly encourage the spread of alien invasive species.