UK: Climate Change is now visibly altering the environmental patterns across the globe. The Met Office has warned for rising sea levels in the UK at an unprecedented pace, as revealed in its annual look at UK’s climate and weather. The State of Climate reports has claimed that such high temperatures will be normally prevalent in the United Kingdom.
However, the plants and animal life haven’t been completely capable of adapting to a rapidly changing environment as the Conservationists claim in their reports.
Met Office has studied the climatic and weather events in 2021 including the study of horrific storm Arwen and the flood it caused. As per its reports, Sea levels have risen by around 16.5cm (6.5 ins) since 1990. Currently , the situation is alarming as the sea levels as they are rising by 3-5.2 mm a year, which is more than double the rate of increase in the early part of last century.
This is posing a threat of powerful and destructive storms alongside areas of the coast. Nearly , 5,00,000 homes are prone to flooding as the reports claim. The extreme sea levels during Storm Arwen last November were only avoided because it hit during a lower than usual tide, explains Dr Svetlana Jevrejeva from the National Oceanographic Centre.
Furthermore, the scale and impact will change dramatically very soon, in the forthcoming times as she explained. The reports say that climate was ‘unremarkable’ in the previous year according to modern standards. Climate change has certainly altered the environmental patterns making the rising temperatures a new normal.
In fact, the current heatwave in the UK is being attributed to dramatic climate change, and more intense heatwaves are also expected in the upcoming weeks. The worse is yet to come asthe drought is also on the cards for the United Kingdom.