‘World’s most powerful’ climate supercomputer to be built in the UK

The £1.2bn project follows a partnership of Met Office with Microsoft

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 is now 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

‘It took about 200 years for the atmosphere to see a 25% increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, but only another 35 years to reach this year’s sorry milestone of a 50% increase.’

More than 1.4m households eligible for cold weather payment due to Storm Darcy

Eligible households are able to apply for £25 in financial aid

Human activity ‘could drive atmospheric CO2 in 2021 50% higher than pre-industrial levels’

The UK’s national weather service attributes the rise mainly to fossil fuel burning and deforestation

Climate change ‘could mean Southern England’s icy days melt away by the 2040s’

The Met Office predicts extremely low temperatures will only be likely to occur frequently at high altitudes in Scotland and Northern England by the 2060s

Government-backed satellite to measure climate change launched on SpaceX rocket

Sentinel-6 will allow accurate prediction of sea level rise and storm surge, reducing the risk of damage from unexpectedly high flood

Met Office: Future weather extremes in the UK ‘may break new records’

The national meteorologic service for the UK warns extreme heat and rainfalls will pose increasing challenges to health, infrastructure and services

The heat is on: July 2020 was ‘the third warmest on record’

In the last five years, the earth has experienced the three hottest Julys on record, according to a report by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service

Met Office: Climate change ‘exerting increasing impact on UK’

All the top 10 warmest years for the UK from 1884 have occurred since 2002

‘Human-caused climate change has fuelled Siberian heatwaves’

The study notes anthropogenic climate change increased the chances of the Siberian heatwave by at least 600 times