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Thoughts on history and culture.

Sweltering in the Old World: The European heat wave of 2003.

On August 10, 2003, a thermometer in Faversham, Kent, in England, registered 101.3° F (38.5° C), the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK until it was finally exceeded on July 25,...

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The year climate change came to Norway: The great drought of 1947.

This article was inspired and informed by a paper given by Magnus Vollset at the International History of Meteorology Conference in Bergen, Norway in November 2014. The words are mine, but most of...

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