2021: A year of wild weather

According to new Met Office data analysis for BBC Panorama, Europe could experience 50C heatwaves each three years if global emission levels continue to rise.
This is a scenario that's called a "medium" emission scenario. The Met Office states that unless the world takes substantial action on climate change, the continent could experience a similar heatwave each year by 2100.

BBC Panorama looks back at extreme weather events that were recorded in 2021, ahead of a special BBC Panorama programme called Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat

UK viewers can view BBC Panorama Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat (BBC One, 19:30 GMT) on Wednesday 3 November. You can also watch it on BBC iPlayer.

Read more about the climate summit

If climate change is to be controlled, the COP26 global climate summit will take place in Glasgow in November. It will be important to make significant changes in our daily lives by asking nearly 200 countries for their plans to reduce emissions.