We’ve just had a few days of respite from the craziest temperatures, but this summer’s heatwave has felt unusual.

Parks turning to dust and reservoirs running out. Record temperatures and sweeping fires. It feels as though, this summer, we’ve had a glimpse at what our new normal’ might look like. It’s a disaster on a global scale and it’s been taking hold for some time. So why aren’t we in a panic?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Dave Powell, head of environment at the New Economics Foundation, who’s been feeling a bit Thom Yorke about it all.

Image: Manchester Fire (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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