Fifth of global cities ‘to experience unprecedented climate conditions by 2050’

A new study from the Crowther Lab suggests nearly 80% of cities will experience dramatic heat and weather changes by this time

Aviation
Could new software allow aviation emissions to maintain a low altitude?

AVTECH’s technology calculates the optimum flight path depending on weather and wind patterns to save money, improve safety and slash fuel consumption

Sheep and lamb in snow
Extreme weather leaves Scottish farmers with £161m bill

A new report suggests an exceptionally hot summer and an unusually cold winter negatively affected livestock and crop yields

Drought
Extreme weather and climate events affected 62m people in 2018

A new report from the WMO says greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels

Scottish ‘pint-sized’ satellites to monitor climate change

They were launched at 4.27am from Sriharikota in India today by the Indian Space Research Organisation

UK could have more ‘tropical nights’ on the way

The Met Office says the country’s weather has been hotting up since the 1960s

UK population at risk of coastal flooding ‘could quadruple by 2080’

The Committee on Climate Change says protective policies are urgently needed

Climate change is making church roofs all holy

The National Churches Trust says the shifting environment is damaging religious buildings across the UK

Current cold spell ‘sets gas demand soaring’

The current cold spell sweeping Europe could see temperatures fall by as much as 12°C below seasonal norms and has already set gas demand soaring. That’s according to a new report from analytics business S&P Global Platts, which suggests storage levels are becoming depleted across the continent. It says wholesale gas prices, which are strongly […]

Space-based mission aims to dodge solar flare damage

A space-based mission aims to set up an early-monitoring system for solar flares and geomagnetic storms. The European Space Agency (ESA) project, which will be led by Airbus UK, aims to put a spacecraft between the sun and the Earth to keep track of when the sun ejects material. This causes ‘space weather’, which can […]