No Trend in UK Rainfall Since Records Began

The Guardian had an article in mid-August with some interesting statements on the UK's recent climate: "An expert on climate change policy has called for more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as it emerged the country saw the warmest period from January to July since records began in 1910. It was also the third-equal wettest such period for those months, the Met Office confirmed. So far, not including 2014, seven of the UK's warmest years on record, and four of the five wettest years on record, have all occurred since 2000. Bob Ward, policy and communications director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, who had analysed the figures which the Met Office confirmed, said: 'These figures are further evidence of the impact of climate change on the UK. This should increase the urgency of UK politicians to join international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and take measures to make us more...(Read Full Post)