The UK Heatwave

Today we may well want to reflect on what has happened in the UK over the last two days. A new maximum recorded temperature of 40.3 DegC in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, with temperature records also broken at multiple sites around the UK. The busiest day for the London Fire and Rescue Service since the Second World War. Power cuts, disruption to rail services, damage to road infrastructure and houses gutted as a result of wild fires, most notably in the village of Wennington on the outskirts of London. It seems almost incomprehensible that we still need to be reminded that we are in a Climate and Ecological Crisis, but this is, without a doubt, a significant reminder.

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