In late July, environmental law firm ClientEarth and YouGov surveyed more than 2,000 UK adults on attitudes across a spectrum of climate-related questions. With the survey released on Monday (20 August), edie rounds-up the relevant facts and figures. Undertaken by YouGov and commissioned by environment lawyers ClientEarth, the survey quizzed 2,005 UK adults on questions ranging from climate finance to personal desires to install low-carbon technologies at home.
Edie 20th Aug 2018 read more »
Extreme weather events like those that struck around the world this summer are resulting from human activity disturbing the enormous winds that circle the planet, according to a new study. The record-breaking heatwaves that struck from Japan to Algeria were seen by the climate change community as a sign of things to come, with many blaming conditions on steadily rising global temperatures. Weather becomes more extreme when instead of moving on it stays in the same place for days or weeks on end. Never-ending rainfall causes flooding, and prolonged sunny weather sparks droughts and wildfires. Evidence is now mounting to show that human-induced warming in the Arctic is distorting the planet’s natural circulation patterns such as the jet stream and making these “stalling” events more likely.
Independent 20th Aug 2018 read more »