UK told to prepare for possible 30% increase in uncomfortably hot days

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The UK and Switzerland will see a 30% increase in the number of days of uncomfortably hot temperatures if the world heats by 2C, and are two of the countries which need to adapt the most for global heating, scientists have predicted.

The research, published in Nature Sustainability and conducted by co-lead authors Dr Jesus Lizana, Dr Nicole Miranda and co-author Dr Radhika Khosla of Oxford University, found that while central Africa will see the most extreme temperatures overall, it is mostly northern European countries that will experience the greatest relative increases in uncomfortably hot days.

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