Britain’s cities have become global hotspots – but not in a good way. Oxford, Sheffield and Durham have seen annual temperatures rise by up to 1.6C, meaning many UK areas now exceed the 1.5C target for limiting global warming set at the 2015 Paris climate talks. The finding emerged from research by Ed Hawkins, professor of climate science at Reading University, who traced temperature records from five of Britain’s longest-running weather stations, in Oxford, Durham, Sheffield, Armagh and Stornoway
Times 28th April 2019 read more »
An area nearly half the size of London should be planted with new trees every year to help tackle climate change, environmental experts have said. Covering 70,000 hectares with new woodland across the UK annually would result in a net total of zero carbon emissions from farming, according to the think tank Green Alliance.
Independent 27th April 2019 read more »