Report: Gulf Stream slow-down could 'cool Britain by 1C'

Britain's climate could get cooler over the next 80 years, a major report by the UN on global warming is to suggest.

Pendower Beach in Cornwall. Credit: PA

According to the Daily Telegraph, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will say that the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic, which includes the Gulf Stream, will weaken by 20 to 44 per cent by the end of the century.

Scientists claim that such a slow-down in the Gulf Stream will have a big impact on Britain, causing cooling of about 1.8F (1C) and disrupting weather patterns.