Five years ago, the National Trust warned that the climate of England could become pleasant, like the south of France.
‘The Met Office are saying that despite the recent concerns about the science, they are very sure about the underlying science. ‘They tell us there is a 50-50 chance we will get a 2C rise. If we pull our finger out we could prevent us moving beyond 2C but we have to act pretty soon‘.
A 2C rise could mean summers in the UK reaching 38C – a climate similar to southern France.
That kind of temperature rise would see the traditional summer deep borders full of herbaceous perennials such as lupins and delphiniums replaced with Mediterranean plans.
But now they have become serious about stopping this imminent danger.
I am hopeful that John Cleese will join her in this worthy, and very English venture.