With the ink drying on the climate agreement signed by world leaders in Paris at the weekend, just what does climate change mean for us?
According to the Met Office, last year, 2014, was the hottest ever - as well as being the fourth wettest on record.
That means that eight of the UK's top ten warmest years have occured since 2002.
The hottest ever temperature recorded in the country still stands at 38.5 at Faversham in August 2003.
Meanwhile, 2000 just pips 2012 as the wettest year, and the highest winds? They were on the Isle of Wight in 1998.
So how have these extreme weather patterns affected our rivers and water supplies?
In the second of his special reports, Andy Dickenson looks at how climate change is threatening the River Ouse.