George Edwards discusses the recent evacuation of over 100,000 people from their homes in Burundi due to rising water levels and how this could happen to the rest of the world if climate change is not stopped.
What is ‘climate change’? Is it fact or fiction? Emergency or exaggeration? And can climate change really be responsible for the weird weather that we’ve seen over the past year? Climate change is the large-term, long-scale shift in the planet’s weather patterns, including rainfall, sea level, and average temperature. In scientific circles, the fact that […]
T he Met Office have issued an Amber Warning for heavy rain covering the whole of Exeter and Devon. Heavy rain is forecasted for most of Monday, with potentially as much as 60mm falling in two hours. The rain is set to continue into Tuesday. The rain comes on top of the weekend’s Storm Angus, upturning […]
If you consider it, an average temperature rise of 2 °C doesn’t seem so bad. Warmer summers, getting a nice tan and not freezing during winter on the way to campus. What about a 4°C rise? How does that seem? In reality, neither look good; expect droughts, higher sea levels, extreme flooding and unpredictable storms. […]
On 25 May, 200 metres of the road running along the river Arno collapsed into itself along with over twenty parked cars, but luckily took no victims with it. Florence woke up utterly shocked to find an extremely central part of the city, just a two minute walk away from the Ponte Vecchio, dramatically sunken […]