Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate crisis, scientists warn

Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate crisis, scientists warn

Once-in-a-century weather extremes could become commonplace by 2080 unless carbon emissions are curbed

Once-in-a-century weather extremes that pose the highest danger of wildfires could occur every year in parts of the UK as the climate changes, scientists warn.

A study led by the University of Reading aimed to predict how the danger of blazes taking hold would increase as a result of rising temperatures and less summer rainfall in the UK in the coming decades.

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