At time of writing, temperatures are forecast to hit 40C in parts of the UK on 18/19 July. This briefing brought together scientists from a range of disciplines who were able to cover
There weren’t any new results or findings – the speakers did a few minutes on their main points then it was mainly a Q&A for journalists.
Prof Hannah Cloke, natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading
Prof Mike Tipton, Professor of Human & Applied Physiology, University of Portsmouth
Dr Eunice Lo, climate scientist at the University of Bristol Cabot Institute for the Environment
Dr Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London
Prof Nigel Arnell, Professor of Climate System Science at the University of Reading
Dr Laurence Wainwright, Departmental Lecturer at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford