Climate History Network

A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change

New studies explore social and cultural consequences of extreme weather

Two new studies in the journal Climatic Change explore relationships between extreme weather events and socio-cultural responses in early to mid-twentieth century Britain. Increasingly, projections of a warmer future and its ramifications have prompted interdisciplinary scholars to contribute the insights of ever more diverse disciplines to the quest for a better understanding of how life – especially human life – copes with climatic fluctuation. Consequently, the first article, by Mike Hulme of the University of East Anglia, considers how to make sense of climate in different disciplines by examining cultural responses to a heatwave that lingered over Norfolk in July, 1900. More . . .


About D Degroot

I am an assistant professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. My research explores flexibility and resilience in the face of climate change across the early modern world. I am the co-administrator of the Climate History Network, and the administrator of For more about my work, visit

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This entry was posted on June 26, 2012 by in In the News.
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