Although burning fossil fuels has enabled society to develop and flourish, we are now experiencing the unintended side effects.
For large parts of England the last time June was this hot was in 1846 – almost 180 years ago.
Be careful what you wish for. Britain’s seesaw rainfall patterns that began last winter have continued, with an on-off pattern of dry and then wet months for many areas. In the south…Read More >
Storm Otto, which was named by the Danish Meteorological Institute, hit Scotland and north-east England last Friday (February 17 2023) with wind gusts of over 80mph, disrupting power to 61,000…Read More >
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. It was first published in November 2022. There’s been so much rain over the last few weeks it’s hard…Read More >
Cold winter weather in the UK almost always brings with it talk of snow. British people tend to approach weather forecasts of snow with a combination of excitement and trepidation….Read More >
The UK had the driest start to a year since the 1970s in 2022, with large parts of southern England receiving less than 50% of their normal winter rainfall. On top of…Read More >
Sleeping at the height of summer can sometimes feel impossible. And with gruelling heatwaves becoming more common, the nights can be sweltering, with no cooling breeze to relieve the discomfort. At…Read More >
With our planet heating up, we all need help coping with increasing temperatures in our day-to-day lives. The UK provisionally recorded its highest ever temperature, 40.3℃, on July 19 2022, and records…Read More >
My schedule last week was rather awry. Over four days I took part in a meeting of 50 or so climate scientists from around the world. Because of the need…Read More >