climate change

Marine heatwaves put biodiversity under threat theWeather Club Tue, 09/04/2019 - 11:02

Heatwaves do not only occur on land, but also inside the ocean. Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of prolonged anomalously high sea surface temperatures compared to the local 30-year long record. Although the occurrence of these events has been observed locally, researchers in recent years looked at this phenomenon at the global scale.

Inside the Ice - What a French glacier taught me about climate change by Anita Vollmer

It is the middle of August in 2018 and I am in a small town in the Swiss Alps called Leysin. Beautifully situated in the mountains and not far from Lake Geneva, the temperatures here are in the mid-20s during the day, only to drop down to single digits at night. Leysin has a humid continental climate with annual precipitation averaging 1,481 mm, which equals more than twice that of London. Because the village is situated at an altitude of 1,565 m above sea level the average annual temperature is only 3.9°C.

Study finds link between antibiotic resistance and temperature increase theWeather Club Tue, 05/06/2018 - 13:45

Antibiotics are widely used in both animals and humans to treat bacterial infection. This use (and often overuse) has caused bacteria to evolve and develop resistances against the treatment, posing great risks for human health globally.

RMetS Podcast - Episode 5

Episode 5 - WeatherLive - Gardening In A Changing Climate Interview

In the final interview from our WeatherLive Conference, we talk with two people from the Royal Horticultural Society about the challenges that gardeners face now and those they'll face in the future, as the climate changes.

We discuss the findings of the recent RHS report, "Gardening In A Changing Climate" with Dr Eleanor Webster, who is an Environmental Climate Scientist at The RHS and Robert Brett, the RHS Curator at Hyde Hall, in Essex.