Cassant et sec: Londres dans la vague de chaleur

Dry grass on Weavers Fields during the July 2022 heat wave.

CLIMAT Cassant et sec: Londres dans la vague de chaleur La pelouse spacieuse d’un parc est-londonien, atteignant 37 degrés Celsius, se transforme en vide aride. L’herbe sèche sur Weavers Fields pendant la vague de chaleur de juillet 2022. par Jay Richardsonlundi 18 juillet 2022 Le bruissement sec des feuilles mortes se fait entendre partout. Elles […]

London flood locations in pictures

London flood locations in pictures Author Date Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Related subscribe to very occasional emails about new stories * indicates required email address * As much as we tried to capture the shock of last year’s events in Halfway […]

Halfway to Atlantis: Remembering the 2021 London floods

CLIMATE Halfway to Atlantis: Remembering the 2021 London floods One year on from some of London’s most severe surface flooding, comparative photography can help us trace the cycle of shock, cleanup, and forgetting that follows environmental disasters. Illustration by Cait Mack Words by Jay RichardsonPhotography by Paul Reinhard 25 July 2022 Ask anyone who was […]

Brittle and dry: London in the heat wave

Dry grass on Weavers Fields during the July 2022 heat wave.

CLIMATE Brittle and dry: London in the heat wave At 37 degrees, the airy lawns of an East London park have dried into arid emptiness amidst a potentially lethal heat wave. Parched grass at Weavers Fields, East London, on 17 July 2022. by Jay Richardson18 July 2022 Everywhere is the dry rustle of dead leaves. […]

UK rainfall variability: It never rains but it pours

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CLIMATE UK rainfall variability: It never rains but it pours Jay Richardson 29 June 2022 In an era of disastrous storms and constant fear over coastal defences and flooding, you might expect rainfall to show reliable, multi-decade, climate-influenced patterns. Or at least to swing wildly, as seasonal temperatures do. The actual picture is incredibly complex: precipitation […]

Cherry blossom, Islington

Cherry blossom in Islington

Warmer spring temperatures are shifting blossoms several weeks earlier than they used to be, so they’re already out during late spring frosts and sustain severe damage. Clissold Park’s blossoms were out nearly a month early this year. Losing blossoms to the late spring frost devastates fruit yields, like apricots and cherries, and the pollinating insects […]

Thoughts on climate, feelings on safety

Thoughts on climate, feelings on safety: Skyscrapers hover precariously on clouds above the ocean

CLIMATE Thoughts on climate, feelings on safety “It doesn’t feel great to live on a cloud while the rest of the world goes under”: the feelings under the surface of climate safety by Jay Richardson 10 February 2022 If your friends say insightful things that you wish you’d written down, you’re not alone. I guess […]

London floods: On microphones and water

Water shoots from the tops of fossil fuel power station pipes in an allegory for the causes and effects of the 2021 London floods.

On microphones and water As rain spills into destruction during the summer 2021 London floods, the violence and disruption of the climate crisis is getting louder. Jay Richardson27 January 2022 Rain sounds good. Just as the crackling of a log fire—another staple of the sleep-sounds industrial complex—subconsciously reminds you of warmth, rain sounds speak of […]