Winter Talk - Sailing Weather

  • 26 Nov 2019
  • 20:30 - 23:00
  • Papercourt
Talk on Sailing Weather - Gales, Greenhouses & Global Warming
  • Speaker - Ian Currie

  • The talk will look at various changes of climate across the UK back through geological time and explain how they may have happened. There is much evidence to show that we are in a climate change regime at the moment with a trend to warmer conditions. The record breaking rainfall measured in the winter of 2013-14 and the warmest winter for many centuries, that of 2015-16 and the recent very warm, dry summer are also possible signs of climate change. The last three years have been the warmest globally and polar ice and mountain glaciers are decreasing. Has man had an impact on the Weather? This latest change of climate may be the first that Man has anything to do with .So what may have caused past ice ages when the Southeast  was as cold as the Arctic or experienced tropical rain forest conditions more like the Amazon? I will look at possible causes.

    What will the impact be for the UK and more locally for Hants, Kent, Surrey and Sussex if this current pattern continues with flooding being one important topic? What will the future hold for coastal communities? I may provide more questions than answers but it will be an informative occasion illustrated with plenty of slides and I will bring a display of pictures too and even some humour.

  • Organiser: David Cockburn
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