Archive for May, 2013

Global Crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the 17th century

My column in the latest issue of the Countryman is reprinted below.

I have been reading a fascinating book about climate change, one that should be of interest even to climate change sceptics.  Global Crisis by Geoffrey Parker is not another book about the threat of global warming, but an exhaustive account of the world’s last experience of catastrophic climate change, the little ice age of the seventeenth century.

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Good light on the Isle of Wight

I attended CPRE Isle of Wight’s AGM on Saturday.  The day before I was given a fascinating tour around the island by John Langley, the branch Chair, looking at some of the issues the branch is facing.

There are always issues, of course, and the branch has plenty on its plate. Continue reading ‘Good light on the Isle of Wight’