A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change
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 . . .