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UK heatwave: how the fire service will need to prepare as extreme weather events get worse

By Rowena Hill, Professor of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
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The UK’s record-breaking heatwave made it clear how unprepared much of the country is for extreme weather caused by climate change. There were hundreds of fires reported around the country, making it UK firefighters’ busiest day since the second world war – and just a glimpse of what’s to come.

Climate change models don’t always predict the complex, cascading nature of extreme weather until just days in advance, and fire and rescue services…The Conversation


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