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Our changing climate

Climate change is not a new phenomenon; there have been periods of extremes in the distant past.  What is unusual now is the rate and scale of change, and the underlying cause of these changes - widely agreed to be the growing emissions of greenhouse gases associated with human activity.

An aerial view of the three parallel roads cut into the hillside on the west side of Glen Roy.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Past climate

Find our more about the drivers of climate change.

Oak trees submerged by the flood waters of the River Tay at Stanley.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Our future climate

Scotland's climate is already changing and will continue to do so for many years to come.



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