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Climate change blamed for storms

Storms continue to batter Britain


Huge waves batter Newhaven Lighthouse. Pic by Getty.

Scientists from the Met Office have described this winter as the wettest on record and have warned that the recent stormy weather could be linked to climate change.

In an open letter published in The Times and signed by weather experts, including the Met Office’s chief scientist Dame Julia Slingo, said the risk of flooding is increasing with global warming.

The letter  states: “We have looked at the potential influence of climate change and all the evidence from observations, theory and models which show that a warming world leads to more intense daily and hourly rainfall. When we add rising sea levels, then the risk to our communities from serious flooding and coastal inundation are increasing with climate change.”