A Climate Of Change In Calabria

What a wonderful piece.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Calabria, Italy

The work of HH Lamb and his contemporaries has done a lot to help us understand how climate has changed in the last few thousand years, despite more recent attempts to remove such changes.

But it seems that observers have long known about these matters.

Niall Allsop lives in Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, and has written several books with Italian and Calabrian themes; he is currently working on a book specifically about Calabria to be published in the spring.

‘Calabria: Travels in the toe of Italy’ is a fusion of Niall’s experiences as a resident in today’s Calabria and those of the other thirteen British diarists and travellers who came to the region since the end of the 18th century and subsequently wrote about their experiences.

The book has a thematic format with chapters on, for example, Calabria’s history, its earthquakes, its brigands…

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