Climate Change Hits the UK: Summers Could Be 5.4°C Hotter by 2070

Summers in the UK could be up to 5.4°C warmer by 2070, according to new data published by the Met Office. It warns of significant temperature rises in the coming decades in its “most comprehensive picture yet” of how climate could change over the next century. The UK Climate Projections …

A Shortage of Beer and Fries? Climate Change Hits Europe Where It Hurts

Climate change has fueled raging wildfires around the world, bleached coral reefs and intensified hurricanes—and now it’s coming for Europe’s fries. A hot and dry summer has caused low potato yields in Belgium and across Europe, resulting in sad, stubby fries or “frites”—up to an entire inch shorter than the …

World’s Largest River Floods Five Times More Often Than It Used to

Extreme floods have become more frequent in the Amazon Basin in just the last two to three decades, according to a new study. After analyzing 113 years of Amazon River levels in Port of Manaus, Brazil, researchers found that severe floods happened roughly every 20 years in the first part …

Warming Oceans Are Changing the World’s Rainfall

Global warming means truly global warming. The atmosphere, the oceans, and the ground are all warming. As a result, ice is melting, seas are rising, storms are getting more severe, and droughts are getting worse. But these things are not happening in isolation. The tricky thing about the climate is …

UK Public Urged to Use Water Wisely

The public is being urged to use water wisely as the UK environment “suffered” due to the heatwave between May and July. The call from the National Drought Group comes after a meeting, chaired by Environment Agency (EA) Chief Executive Sir James Bevan, discussed pressure on water resources and the …

Summer Weather Is Getting ‘Stuck’ Due to Arctic Warming

Summer weather patterns are increasingly likely to stall in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, according to a new climate study that explains why Arctic warming is making heatwaves elsewhere more persistent and dangerous. Rising temperatures in the Arctic have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other …