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Health is already impacted by the weather, with heat in particular causing heat-related illnesses, exacerbating existing heath conditions and excess deaths. In a changing climate, these impacts can be expected to increase. Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to changes in … Continue reading
Climate change affects our daily lives. The climate influences the type of food we grow and eat; water availability; the way we cool our homes; and deciding where to build new accommodation for a growing and moving population. Cross-cutting all … Continue reading
Weather headlines have been in demand in recent weeks, with a recent deep freeze in North America taking wind-chill temperatures as low as -48°C and much of Europe seeing in the new year with record-breaking mild weather for at least … Continue reading
NOTE: This blog has been updated on 3 January to include the full provisional statistics for December 2022. A cold December bucked the trend of 2022 and ended the year as the only month which saw below-average temperatures, according to … Continue reading
Met Office scientist Nick Dunstone reflects on the latest ‘Earthrise’ image captured recently by Artemis 1 and how our climate has changed in the 54 years since Apollo 8 took the original iconic photo. “Oh my God! Look at that … Continue reading
Devon has long supported a rich diversity of important habitats and species. However, many of these habitats have experienced significant declines in recent years. Much of the Devon landscape has been simplified as a result of the focus on commercial … Continue reading
The borderless potential impacts of space weather means international collaboration is ‘vital’, according to Kate Brand, National Manager of the Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre. Kate’s team has been on a tour of space weather forecasting centres in the Northern … Continue reading
Today, the Mail on Sunday has run a front-page story saying that government insiders have ‘accused the Met Office of failing to predict the severity of our latest big freeze’. Simply, this is just not true – the potential for … Continue reading
Delegates at the COP15 biodiversity summit in Montreal currently are grappling with ways to stem the global decline in wildlife and to slow the rate of species’ extinction. Ahead of the summit, Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey indicated the ‘vital’ need … Continue reading