Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, warns Government’s chief scientific adviser

argylesock says… John Beddington talks good sense. I once heard him lecturing and I’ll miss him when he leaves the role of Chief Scientific Advisor. We can hope that Mark Walport will be excellent too.

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Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, the Government’s outgoing chief scientific adviser has warned as he called for urgent action to tackle global warming. The Independent reports

Professor Sir John Beddington said the effects of climate change on the weather were already being felt in the UK.

“In a sense we have moved from the idea of global warming to the idea of climate change, and that is rather important – yes, indeed, temperatures are increasing but the thing that is going to happen is that we are going to see much more variability in our weather,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“I think you only have to look at the last few years to see how that is actually starting to manifest itself even in the UK.”

Sir John said there were “massive problems” in the world of food, water and energy security as…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, warns Government’s chief scientific adviser

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