Dealing with Soggy Summers

Despite it being July, and officially British summer time, it still feels like October. This is the wettest summer in living memory and it has started to feel as if the rain will never stop. However, whilst most of us are bemoaning the loss of our suntans and the barbeque season, scientists at Lancaster University […]

Review: Global Weirding

Hurricane Igor, 13 September 2010 Horizon: Global Weirding BBC HD, 27 March 2012 I have not watched BBC’s Horizon for years after being driven away by the overuse of hyperbole and dramatic phrases; and so it was with trepidation that I sat down in front of ‘Global Weirding’. With such a strange title I was […]

Don’t Blame it on the Gulf Stream

Although this Christmas was unusually mild the severe cold and snow of the past two winters still sticks in my memory, my long-johns ready for imminent use. I remember friends having train journeys that had 4-hour delays and roads being brought to a standstill whilst we made structurally poor igloos and trans-gender punk snowpeople. These […]

Captain Scott’s 100-Year Legacy

Despite none of them making it home, the scientific legacy of Captain Scott and his team remains strong 100 years on. Here are just a few of the discoveries that can be traced back to Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition. 2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed quest to be the first to […]