Stormy Weather Ushered In The Little Ice Age – HH Lamb
By Paul Homewood
Anybody who thinks that storms around the UK have anything to do with global warming should read what HH Lamb had to say about the period around the 13th and 14thC , when the warmth of the medieval period was beginning to disappear:
Lamb also comments about the Bolton Moss Curve, which has direct relevance to the floods in the North West currently:
Clearly, the area around Carlisle has had many extremely wet periods in the past, and the early 20thC period can be regarded as drier than most.
We know that the wet weather experienced in the UK in recent years, such as the wet summer of 2012, and winter of 2013/14, as well as recent flooding, has been the direct result of the behaviour of the jet stream. We also know know that the cooling Arctic is currently producing the same sort of strengthened thermal gradient that Lamb talked about.
While the CO2 obsessed Met Office tries to blame every bit of bad weather on global warming, it is surely time for proper scientists to see what they can learn from history.
All are excerpts from HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World.