In Britain, summer has officially arrived. Early sunrises lead into long hazy days, and seemingly never-ending evenings. The streets are bustling with tourists, BBQ smoke is everywhere, and the clink of ice never far away. While we bask in the heat, it’s important not to forget about weather going on across the rest of the world. Here in the UK, we tend to complain whatever the weather; it’s too cold, it’s too windy, it’s too wet, and then, as soon as summer hits, it’s too hot! Perhaps it’s because of the national obsession of discussing the weather at every possible moment, however, recent years have given us some unseasonably scorching temperatures. In the summer of 2018, UK temperatures peaked at 35.3 degrees Celsius in August, and the heat wave brought with it drought, hosepipe bans, crop failures and wildfires. This extreme weather is just one example of climate change, a global and persistent problem which, despite what naysayers’ spout, is already affecting us all.