The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures, according to scientists. The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eight sunniest on record, scientists said in the latest UK State of the Climate report. No other year is in the top 10 on all three criteria. The experts said that, in the space of 30 years, the UK has become 0.9C warmer and 6% wetter. The report’s lead author Mike Kendon, climate information scientist at the UK Met Office, told BBC News: “A lot of people think climate change is in the future – but this proves the climate is already changing here in the UK.
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Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as one of the wettest and sunniest, on record.
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How many years until we must act on climate? Zero, say these climate thinkers. We asked a panelist of experts on when we need to start changing our economies and ways of consuming and producing. Their answer: now.
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Summer temperatures will exceed 40C on a ‘regular basis’ in the UK even in a best-case scenario of just 1.5C of global warming – while storms would become considerably more ferocious, meteorologists have warned. The record temperature is currently 38.7C in the UK, which has seen about 1.3C of warming so far since the industrial revolution. But that is set to increase and regularly reoccur even if world leaders can take the actions needed to meet their target of limiting warming to 1.5C – which most experts believe to be extremely unlikely.
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