Irma, Part of a Perfect Storm

 

Heavy winds pounded my home last night, and its cedar frame rocked like a ship on rough seas as wood outside and inside crackled and  the great River Wye roared her power.

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Climate Change, and the Spirit of Weather

The tail end of Storm Jonah hit the UK this week, but instead of the heavy snows experienced by the East Coast of the US, we have been deluged by rain and battered by wind. “It is down to climate change”, people say, with resignation – but is that the whole story?

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At Last – Honesty about Climate Change

It is a sign of the times that when Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned yesterday about the reality and impact of climate change, it attracted little attention from a British media more interested in judging Jeremy Corbyn and the re-formed Labour Party.

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Climate Change and Human Detritus

The UN Report on Climate Change is, in effect, a commentary on how the detritus produced by humans over many decades has unbalanced the eco-system of our gentle planet to the point of danger: we have been extravagant in our demands of her, and careless of the deadly waste we have created through emissions, poisons and plastics – but it is not all bad news.

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After the Storms, Welcoming back the Sun – and a New Reality

 

While the results of storms everywhere are being experienced still, in the UK the Sun has returned for a day bringing with it clear skies and a sense of peace: after weeks of dark cloud and ceaseless rain it is like being granted a holiday, but what I noticed most today was the absence of the roar of wind – and I do not miss it.

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A Flood-Filled Full Moon in Aquarius*

The Aquarian* Full Moon on Valentine’s Day sees the completion of a cycle of nature which will not be forgotten, memorable for flooding storms and chaos everywhere. It is a sign of the times, and of the power and ruthlessness of nature.

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Flooding in Somerset – Nature Coming First

 

The scenes of devastated villages and farms in the Somerset levels inspire the greatest compassion in we who observe from afar, hearing stories of drowned badgers being washed up in houses, lost livestock and livelihoods, valueless properties, and conditions of unimaginable hardship for those who are marooned in a sea of water. Nature is showing her pre-eminence, harshly.

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