4 short questions about Climate and Weather
- Read the broadsheet of the Frost Fair in the 1680s and look at the activities on the Thames. What does it tell the modern observer about the effects of “this unparalleled frost”? Can we differentiate between ‘extreme weather’ and climate change
- Read the Weather Diary of Sir John Wittewronge. From the months you selected, address the following questions:
What observations does Wittewronge make about his local weather?
What are Wittewronge’s concerns or preoccupations in keeping the diary?
What can we learn about the seasons and patterns of life from Wittewronge’s weather diary?
- The earliest surviving air temperature records in England were made in Oxford, by John Locke in 1666-67. John Wittewronge owned a mercury barometer that measured air pressure. How sustained or anecdotal is this type of evidence? (Wittewronge’s diary and the Macadam reading will help here).
- Weigh the ‘scientific’ evidence with the evidence based on human records in understanding the climate, weather and climate change (the Frost Fair broadsheet and Behringer and Macadam readings will be helpful here).
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4 short questions Climate and weather Envir Hist of Europe:1300-1900
Read the broadsheet of the Frost Fair in the 1680s and look at the activities on the Thames. What does it tell the modern observer about the effects of “this unparalleled frost”? Can we differentiate between ‘extreme weather’ and climate change
The “unparalleled frost” hurt everything. This severe weather was the worst as compared to the previous harsh winters. The rivers in central London became thoroughfare on which…………. ……………………….
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