BBC News – Climate concern ‘linked to floods’

29 January 2015 Last updated at 07:23 ETBy Helen Briggs Environment correspondent, BBC News

The winter of 2013/14 was the wettest on record in the UK
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Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

Concern has almost returned to the high levels reported in 2005, say University of Cardiff researchers.

Britons named climate change as a major issue facing the UK alongside crime and education in a national survey.

Many see climate change as contributing at least in part to floods, especially when they have been affected directly.

However, while there is evidence that extreme weather events are becoming more common, scientists say it is not possible to attribute individual weather events to climate change.

The storms that began in October 2013 forced many from their homes and made the 2013-14 winter the wettest on record.

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