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Record June temperatures raise climate change concerns

In the media

June 2016 was the hottest June worldwide in history, prompting the BBC to report on the impact of dangerous climate change. Records are being smashed month on month, with June the latest in a 14-month run of consecutive record-breaking global temperatures.

Priestley Centre director Piers Forster, who is Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds, tells the Yorkshire Post that the temperature hikes fit the warming trend that scientists have identified: “We expect temperature records to be regularly broken, so this is not at all surprising. All bar one of the ten hottest years since records began occurred after 2000.” Read the full story here.