At the Mercy of the Elements

 

Like you, perhaps, I have been separated from the world forcibly this weekend, because of snowstorms that have isolated my home in a way I have never known before.

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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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The Importance of a Great Storm

As a great storm hovers over much of Britain, many people will remember tales of tempests of the past, such as the hurricane which hit the Welsh Valleys in 1913 with 160 miles per hour winds, or the even greater storm of 1703 which caused more damage and loss of life in the south than has ever been recorded in British history. The storm of 1987 was nothing by comparison.

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The Resilience of Nature

The heavy snows in my Welsh village began to melt today despite a chilling cold, and at once the birds and other wildlife responded to the rare sunlight, singing and playing as they resumed their early spring breeding patterns.

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