It is likely that South Tyneside will be affected by:
Food shortages As a changing climate and overexploited land affect global food production, South Tyneside may see more empty supermarket shelves and fresh produce is likely to decrease in quality and nutritional value.
Mass immigration An estimated 1 billion climate refugees will be forced northwards by 2050.
Further pandemics Degraded natural environments increase the likelihood of new virus outbreaks around the world.
Financial problems and unemployment The cost of inaction is greater than the cost of action, with poorer regions being the worst hit.