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Record-breaking climate

The British are notorious for talking about the weather. It’s little wonder given that we live on an island which is subject to constantly changing weather systems. In last month’s column I talked about how ready the UK is for a changing climate, and how we are already experiencing hotter, drier summers but also more intense summer rainfall.

Earth watch Simon Marsh
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Clouds for a severe storm gather over Toronto, Canada | photo: by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

No sooner had I emailed my article to en than the world experienced a series of weather extremes which perfectly illustrated this point, so I make no apologies for returning to the subject.