Sunbathers relax on the beach and in the sea in Brighton © Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

What’s going on with the weather?

This summer has been one of the hottest on record, so we asked climate change researcher Dann Mitchell what has caused the summer heatwave, can we expect more, and is there anything we can do about it?

This summer has been one of the hottest on record with temperatures reaching 35.1C in Surrey. The scientific consensus is that extreme weather such as this is being driven by changes in the climate due to human activity. But how exactly is this happening? Can we expect more of the same? And is there anything we can do about it? BBC Focus magazine’s commissioning editor Jason Goodyer talks to Dr Dann Mitchell, a climate change researcher based at the University of Bristol, to find out more.

Advertisement

Did you enjoy this podcast? If you liked what you heard, then why not subscribe and leave us a review? You can find us on iTunesAcastStitcher, and many of your favourite podcast apps.

Listen to more Science Focus Podcast episodes:

 

Advertisement

Follow Science Focus on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Flipboard