Illustration of the UK with wildfires and an drawing of the sun getting hotter

Dr Mark Hardiman discusses climate change and how hot summers may become the norm in the UK

  • 08 September 2020
  • 15 min listen

Dr Mark Hardiman looks at the soaring temperatures on the Costa del Portsmouth and says climate change could mean long, hot summers are the norm in the UK. With this comes a greater risk of forest fires in our damp nation. So what does this mean for our future homes and lifestyles? He explains the complex history of fire ecology and our changing landscape in the UK, as well as how humans and fire have always co-existed.

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People often think the climate changes can happen in the future, but we're already living through it. It hasn't started now. It's been going on for a long time. You know, throughout my lifetime. Throughout your lifetimes.

Dr Mark Hardiman, Senior Lecturer

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