UK win­ter storms to get worse

Daily Express - - LETTERS - By John Ing­ham En­vi­ron­ment Edi­tor

BRI­TAIN faces more se­vere win­ter storms be­cause of global warm­ing, sci­en­tists warned yes­ter­day.

The worst af­fected ar­eas are likely to be close to north-east­ern ocean bound­aries such as Bri­tain and the US west coast, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at Is­rael’s Weiz­mann In­sti­tute of Sci­ence near Tel Aviv.

Their find­ings were pub­lished in the re­spected jour­nal Na­ture Geo­science.

The study was backed by cli­mate ex­perts who said the UK is al­ready get­ting hit by stronger win­ter storms.

Pro­fes­sor Piers Forster, of the Univer­sity of Leeds, said: “Cli­mate change may lead to a de­creased num­ber of storms world­wide but not for the UK where we are al­ready get­ting stronger win­ter storms due to a pole­ward shift of their track.

“These storms are bring­ing stronger winds and more in­tense rain­fall to our shores.”

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