Carbon Brief reports on a new study, which finds that the UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed.

The research uses modelling to investigate how rising global temperatures could change the movements of mid-latitude storms by the end of the century. These storms form outside of the tropics and are ferried across the Atlantic towards the UK along pathways known as “storm tracks”.

In a warmer world, these storm tracks are expected to shift to be closer towards the poles.

This means that mid-latitude storms could travel further before reaching their maximum intensity and, as a result, countries further from the equator, including the UK and the US, could face more frequent and more intense storms during winter months.

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