Extreme weather in the UK: why Arctic climate change cannot stay “out of sight, out of mind”

A recent UK Parliament report advocates for boosted funding for research on Arctic climate change, to better understand the potential impacts on extreme weather and flooding over the UK.

Drawing on information shared by UK experts on the Arctic, the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee outlines how limiting global warming is imperative to safeguarding the fragile Arctic environment, and calls for more information on Arctic ice melt, and what a changing Arctic could mean for our way of life.

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Polar Research Chair, James Gray MP, said:

“For too long the effects of a changing Arctic have been ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Before melting glaciers and ice sheets contribute to widespread flooding and irreversible weather patterns in the UK, we must throw our full toolbox at understanding changes in the Arctic better.”

Read more about the report here and here.


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