‘I do not remember the weather so severe…’ a historical perspective on weather extremes in Wales

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 08 May 2014
EventC3W Public Lecture - Abersytwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 08 May 2014 → …

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ConferenceC3W Public Lecture
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityAbersytwyth
Period08 May 2014 → …
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Abstract

The recent storms, which threw Aberystwyth into the spotlight and most of the beach onto the prom, have brought debates about our vulnerability to extreme weather and climate change closer to home. In this presentation, we draw on the rich archive of documentary sources to identify episodes of past extreme weather in Wales. We examine how these events affected local communities, how they have been remembered and discuss how a historical perspective on the weather can provide insights into how we deal with extremes today.