Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610).
While today we sweat, early modern Europeans froze. Furs to the rescue.
Forests and other land-based carbon stores held onto more carbon during colder historical climates.
When temperatures dipped between 1500 and 1750, the world's landscapes responded by storing more carbon. Now, with temperatures climbing, it's possible they will do the opposite and release even more.
London’s ‘frost fairs’ are a thing of the past – not the future.
Museum of London
Any drop in solar activity will be dwarfed by the impact of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The polar vortex played havoc with Niagara Falls (and much of the rest of North America too).
A string of events earlier this year provided a sobering snapshot of a global climate system out of whack. Europe suffered devastating floods, Britain’s coastline was mauled, and the polar vortex cast…
Let’s start an ice age.
A volcano in Indonesia may be the location of a massive “mystery eruption” that has perplexed volcanologists for decades…