The Met Office says the snow could completely disappear from the UK by the end of the century. According to the research aired on BBC Panorama, most of the south of England may not see temperatures dropping to freezing or below by the 2040s.
Over the half-century, the average global temperature has risen rapidly in recorded history. The trend is accelerating according to the experts; the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000. That's concerning enough.
The effects of global warming didn't spare Europe, likewise, one of the populated continents of the world. The UK is no exception. While the snow is a part of the people's lives there, they might have to live without it in the near future. Per the Met Office, the snow could completely disappear from the UK by the end of the century. Meanwhile, we cannot lower the risks unless we don't reduce carbon emissions.
According to the research aired on BBC Panorama, most of the south of England may not see temperatures dropping to freezing or below by the 2040s. If the trend continues, it would mean that only 'very high ground' and parts of northern Scotland would have freezing temperatures by 2080.
The Met Office also explained that temperatures vary by years - so some winters may be colder or warmer than others.
The research is based on assumed projections of global emissions, and the Met Office has said while this scenario may not be the most likely outcome, it is 'credible'.
Senior Met Office scientist Dr. Lizzie Kendon told BBC Panorama: "We're saying by the end of the century, much of the lying snow will have disappeared entirely except over the highest ground.
"The overarching picture is warmer, wetter winters; hotter, drier summers.
"But within that, we get this shift towards more extreme events, so more frequent and intense extremes, so heavier rainfall when it occurs.
"It's a big change... in the course of our lifetime. It's just a wake-up call really as to what we're talking about here."
Source: Lad Bible