Wind farm, Wales, 1997

The birth of Environmentalism

Humankind begins to see that the earth has its limits.

The impact of steam

Steam power has had a big impact on the working lives of many thousands of people. Find out about how the steam enginge change people's lives.

Heavy Weather

Destruction and fatalities due to the elements have occurred throughout our history. Find out how storms have caused us so many problems and what instruments have been invented to try to predict such heavy weather.

Muck and brass

Industrialisation transforms where and how people lived.

Predicting the weather

Michael Fish’s ‘it’s not a hurricane’ forecast of 1987 has become legendary, but duff weather forecasts are no joke, costing the British economy billions of pounds a year. Why is it so hard to predict the weather more than a day or two ahead?