The Met Office is to start issuing extreme heat warnings after a record-breaking number of heatwave deaths in England last summer. Red and amber warnings will be put out to the public if uncharacteristically hot weather is forecast. The aim is warn about the possible public health effect as well as disruption to transport, power networks and ecological events such as forest fires.
iNews 18th June 2021 read more »
Climate change is already threatening some of Britain’s most treasured wildlife, according to the government’s independent climate advisers. A 1,500-page environmental risk assessment compiled by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) warns that many species of plants and animals will be wiped out by the end of the century if temperatures continue to rise.
Times 19th June2021 read more »