Climate Change Impacts


There is evidence to suggest that the climate in Yorkshire and the Humber, like that of the rest of the UK and the World, is changing. Emissions of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide, from human activities, are now accepted as the principal cause of climate change. There are implications for all of us.
The region is climate is changing and by the end of this century it is predicted to undergo even greater change.


Overall temperature rise of 0.5°C in the last 120 years, particularly since 1990

No evidence of increasing regional rainfall, but indications of wetter winters and drier summers

Average tide levels on the east coast have risen at rates between 1.5 and 3.6 mm per year over the last 80 years


Increase in average annual temperature of between 1.6 and 3.9 degrees celsius

Average reduction in annual rainfall of between 10 and 20 per cent
Sea level rise of between 15 and 75 cm

Growing season increased by between 45 and 100 days