The misconceptions about climate change are many and varied, and it’s not uncommon to hear confusion about its impacts being uniform across the planet. ‘Global warming’ means we’re going to get hotter, right? That’s great if you’re living in icy climes, surely! That snowy Scandinavian real estate you own might be a balmy, tropical retreat in future? Bring it on… In reality, we understand that climate change is complex: its impacts are nuanced and there is much variation in what it will mean for different regions across the planet. Add to that the fact that climate science is complicated by nature and is fraught with careful interpretation, and we understandably need to proceed with caution in the face of sweeping statements and generalisations. In fact, some of the ways in which climate change is impacting the planet are bringing surprising trends to light.