Global warming: Is the UK heading towards a drought? – BBC Newsnight

After a record-breaking heatwave and wildfires, can the UK expect a drought in the coming weeks?

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We revisit one reservoir in Cambridgeshire where water levels dropped by 14 feet in the last record dry spell in 1976.

Every region in England has recorded lower than average rainfall but what are the consequences? And could this become the UK’s worst drought in decades?

Newsnight’s Science and Technology Correspondent Kate Lamble examines the effect Britain’s record-breaking weather is having on consumer demand, livestock, crops, and businesses.

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