10 Jan 2022

Last seven years hottest ever recorded, say EU scientists

Chief Correspondent

The last seven years have been the hottest ever recorded “by a clear margin”, according to scientists at the European Union Copernicus Climate Change Service – and levels of greenhouse gases are also at a record high.

As the world’s climate heats up, many species are moving north for their survival, with rare bats now thriving in the south of England.

While birds and insects not usually seen as far as northern Scotland are turning up there too.