Britain and Climate Change

Severe Flooding, Against a Background of Wind Turbines: November 2012, Tyringham, Bucks. (Image: T. Larkum)
Severe Flooding, Against a Background of Wind Turbines: November 2012, Tyringham, Bucks. (Image: T. Larkum)

During November our local area experienced severe flooding, as did much of the UK, of course. I stopped on the way to work one day to take the picture above as it seemed to say something about the situation we are currently experiencing, and the changes we need to go through (i.e. more renewable energy to slow down climate change and hence the increase of flooding).

Today I became curious about the wind farm in the background and did a bit of research. It is the ‘Milton Keynes Wind Farm’ at Petsoe Manor, Emberton. Presumably it is so named because it was one of the first in the area – others have been installed since, with more planned. I wondered if it might be open to the public, so I could visit it, but I understand now that it isn’t.

There’s an interesting time-lapse video showing it being constructed:

Some general still shots:

Petsoe Manor Wind Turbines