Climate change in Cumbria
Scientists predict that global warming will lead to changes in the UK’s climate, which we’ll feel here in Cumbria. Winters will be warmer and wetter. Summers will be warmer and drier. We’ll have more extremes of weather, and they’ll be more intense – with storm surges causing flooding, for example.
These changes in our climate will have knock-on effects here in Cumbria. These are likely to include issues with food supply and water quality, loss of wildlife, impact on farming practices, and diseases.
Indeed, we’re already seeing some of these impacts.