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Rain or shine, it makes no difference to how happy most Britons feel

Rain or shine, it makes no difference to how happy most Britons feel | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research dispels belief that sunny weather cheers people up and bad weather makes them miserable

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Artilce cites a study that used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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This research uses BHPS and Met Office data to look for links between happiness and temperature or sadness and rainfall. Find out more https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/bhps-in-understanding-society

 

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2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest

2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has had the warmest weather since records began this year and the third highest amount of rain, according to figures from the Met Office.

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday

Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain has enjoyed the warmest period from January to July on record, and most of Britain will get at least a glimpse of the sun this weekend

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)


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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms

January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Climate change experts have called for greater action to reduce greenhouse gases after the Met Office confirmed Britain had seen the warmest first half of the year since records began

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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IPCC climate change report: Britain should 'get used' to more flooding and storms - Telegraph

IPCC climate change report: Britain should 'get used' to more flooding and storms  - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British academic, Neil Adger, speaking at launch of IPCC climate change report, warns that UK should brace itself for an increase in 'climate change refugees'

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ESRC funded Geography Professor Neil Adger from Exeter University and one of the authors of the latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says "The UK is likely to face a growing number of extreme weather scenarios as a result of global warming." 

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