What drought?

Sun, Apr 22, 2012

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

Are you thinking the current hose pipe ban does not make sense with all the rain that has fallen in the UK over the past week?

Read the BBC summary below to fully understand the long term implications of drought. According to the Environment Agency, droughts of 12- 18 months are going to become  more frequent as climate change and population growth increase the pressure on water availability.

“Current climate change projections for the UK suggest that by the 2050s, under the medium emissions scenario, summer temperatures may increase and summer rainfall may decrease.Short-duration droughts (12-18 months) are likely to be more frequent, and droughts like 1976 more common.”


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