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Britain has seen a rise in weird weather—and it’s only just the beginning

Floods, storms and heatwaves have swept the nation. But take my word for it—we haven't seen anything yet

By Bill McGuire  

A woman walks past waves crashing on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph.

Like the proverbial frog squatting unconcerned in a pan of water as the temperature is slowly racked up, a significant chunk of humankind still fails to grasp that the end result of ever climbing temperatures will be our annihilation. Compared to earthquakes, volcanic blasts and hurricanes, climate breakdown driven by global heating is a slow-onset catastrophe. Never mind that our world is almost certainly heating at a faster…

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