Title Decade of 'exceptional' heat likely to be hottest on record, experts say Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 3/12/19 Description While average temperatures may seem to be only gradually creeping up over decades, this disguises the true impact on lives, explained Grant Allen, professor of atmospheric physics at the University of Manchester.
“This [temperature rise] does not simply mean slightly warmer summers, it means an increased frequency of extreme weather globally – droughts, heatwaves, flooding and changing patterns in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones.
“These impacts are real and happening now and place huge pressures on communities and countries – put simply, these impacts make for a more unstable world, and are already having profound impacts on our ecosystems and biodiversity.”
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/03/decade-of-exceptional-heat-likely-to-be-hottest-on-record-experts-say Persons Grant Allen
- climate change
- global heating
- atmospheric science