As forecasters predict that 30C summer days may soon become the norm in Scotland, not everyone is fearful of the potential impact of climate.
Analysis of UK climate projections by Met Office staff and researchers at the universities of Edinburgh and Oxford indicates a substantial increase in the likelihood of Scottish summers being similar to the mid-year heatwave of 2018, between now and 2050.
This could mean that summer days of 86F (30C) become the norm.
Of readers polled by The Courier, 58% felt this would be a good thing, citing a more pleasant climate and the ability to grow different produce.
We followed this up by asking people in Dundee city centre what they felt about this prospect, and the answers were similarly as mixed.
Video of people’s responses is above this article
Lana Coffey, a pensioner from Dundee: “It’s always [warm] over London and the South of England, they get great weather and we are still near freezing up here.”
Delivery driver, Alan Wiley: “It’s alright for us because we’re quite cold.”
John Dunbar, bus driver from Dundee: “It’s got to be a good thing isn’t it, cheer people up everyone likes a bit of sunshine.”
Dundee pensioner: “We are getting warmer but I am quite enjoying it.”
Francis, a student in Dundee: “This is due to global warming, the people who deny global warming and are willingly ignorant of the fact are harming everyone else.”