The Frozen Thames and the Little Ice Age

| November 19, 2013

The Frozen Thames and the Little Ice Age

The British news is full of headlines like “100 DAYS OF HEAVY SNOW: Britain now facing worst winter in SIXTY YEARS warn forecasters” and it is predicted that “Arctic air will roar in from the North Pole later this week, triggering the start of the worst winter in many people’s lifetimes.”1 Brrr! These news reports […]

The Frozen Thames and The Little Ice Age

| December 20, 2010

The Frozen Thames and The Little Ice Age

As I write this, the UK is suffering disruption caused by snow, ice and temperatures plummeting to a low of -19.6ºc, which is rather cold for the UK. These days, we have central heating, thermal undies, 4x4s, kettles, microwaves, microwavable slippers and even battery powered body warmers ( I want one!) but don’t you feel […]