Changing Climates

Episodes

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01Turned Out Nice Again - On Living With The Weather20130204

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts.

When Hurricane Sandy's siege of New York in the autumn of 2012 was promptly followed by wave upon wave of marauding floods in Britain, the closing act in a year of numbing gloom and damp, the idea of 'global warming' began to sound a rather black joke. Ten years ago, some optimists were relishing the prospects of olive groves on the South Downs. Now it looks as if we may be heading full steam for the condition of Newfoundland.

Producer: Tim Dee

01Turned Out Nice Again - On Living With The Weather20130204

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts.

When Hurricane Sandy's siege of New York in the autumn of 2012 was promptly followed by wave upon wave of marauding floods in Britain, the closing act in a year of numbing gloom and damp, the idea of 'global warming' began to sound a rather black joke. Ten years ago, some optimists were relishing the prospects of olive groves on the South Downs. Now it looks as if we may be heading full steam for the condition of Newfoundland.

Producer: Tim Dee.

02Air-songs And Moon-bows20130205

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts.

We all love to yarn about astonishing weather occurrences. And we're oddly proud of them. They didn't just happen, they happened to us. There are plaques on seaside buildings to commemorate the highest floods. National forecasters regularly announce, as if they are giving away end-of-term prizes, the highest temperatures, the deepest snowfalls, the earliest frosts, though on a scale that might be more appropriate for a local history project. "Rainiest day in Manchester for four years" is hardly of record-breaking interest for the rest of us, but it is for the people who live there. There is, from our ringside seats at the oddball weather circus, an intriguing interplay between freak-show and something more neighbourly and local.

Producer: Tim Dee

02Air-songs And Moon-bows20130205

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts.

We all love to yarn about astonishing weather occurrences. And we're oddly proud of them. They didn't just happen, they happened to us. There are plaques on seaside buildings to commemorate the highest floods. National forecasters regularly announce, as if they are giving away end-of-term prizes, the highest temperatures, the deepest snowfalls, the earliest frosts, though on a scale that might be more appropriate for a local history project. "Rainiest day in Manchester for four years" is hardly of record-breaking interest for the rest of us, but it is for the people who live there. There is, from our ringside seats at the oddball weather circus, an intriguing interplay between freak-show and something more neighbourly and local.

Producer: Tim Dee.

03Black Dog20130206

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme three: Black Dog.

The down-side of weather on our imaginations and our ordinary experience. Must we be sad sufferers?

Producer: Tim Dee

03Black Dog20130206

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme three: Black Dog.

The down-side of weather on our imaginations and our ordinary experience. Must we be sad sufferers?

Producer: Tim Dee.

04Halcyon Days20130207

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme four: Halcyon Days.

Happy days made by the weather including the halcyon days of winter.

Producer: Tim Dee

04Halcyon Days20130207

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme four: Halcyon Days.

Happy days made by the weather including the halcyon days of winter.

Producer: Tim Dee.

05 LASTThe Storm Clouds Of The 21st Century20130208

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme five: The Storm Clouds of the 21st Century.

What does the weather mean to us nowadays? How will live under the skies of tomorrow?

Producer: Tim Dee

05 LASTThe Storm Clouds Of The 21st Century20130208

Richard Mabey tells the story of a lifetime of weather in five blasts. Programme five: The Storm Clouds of the 21st Century.

What does the weather mean to us nowadays? How will live under the skies of tomorrow?

Producer: Tim Dee.