The weather has hardly been out of the news recently. Floods, downpours, droughts, massive forest fires, loss of sea ice, fast rising sea levels and longer, more intense heat waves are making the headlines. Even frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean have started to be released. Methane has a warming effect 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide over 20 years. Many of these actions are resulting in loss of life, homes, workplaces and population movements.
In case you have not noticed, the UK’s climate has also continued to warm up, with 2020 the first year to have temperature, rain and sunshine rankings all in the top 10 according to a report from the UK Met Office.