Fire! July 30th 2006 Ilkley
As I write this I can hear the distant drone of the helicopter as it circles overhead, trying to douse the flames and to help the fire fighting up on Ilkley Moor.
The fire has lasted for days. On Thursday I went up to take these pictures and was shocked by the scale of the fire. Two fires were on the plateau of the moor, the smoke obscuring the view ahead.
And that’s the point of tod ... read more
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I live in Wharfedale now, a valley not far from the city of Leeds in Yorkshire, in the north of England.
I am currently working at the University of Leeds as Visiting Researcher, my intersts lie in the impacts of severe weather on society and resilience to climate variability... full info