Climate policy, not climate change, poses the biggest risk to our daily lives.
The UK Met Office released its annual State of the UK Climate report last week. Presenting the report, meteorologist Alex Deakin said that ‘understanding and observing the weather closely and accurately is more important now than ever’. The aim of these reports, as Deakin claims, is to ‘put the UK climate into context to see exactly how our climate is changing’. While this annual ritual certainly ignites headlines at the start of the media’s silly season, climate numerology like this offers very little useful ‘context’ that can help our understanding of the climate.