OPINION - The Leader podcast: Expert says ‘we need to heat-proof the UK now’

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Hot Tube: Passengers braved soaring temperatures on the London Underground  (PA)
Hot Tube: Passengers braved soaring temperatures on the London Underground (PA)

It’s been another record breaking day for UK temperatures, at the time of recording this podcast the Met Office says London Heathrow reported a temperature of 40.2°C.

During the extreme heatwave, roads have melted, train lines have buckled and there’s been a big dip in productivity across the country.

It’s got many wondering that with the hot weather set to become a more regular thing in London and the rest of the UK, is it time for us to heat-proof our infrastructure?

Professor Hannah Cloke, climate expert and natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading gives her insight.

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