Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels, recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.🤔
By Paul Homewood
The coldest year on the Central England Temperature record was 1740, which came in at an astonishing low of 6.8C. To put this into perspective, last year was 9.7C, and the previous occasion annual temperatures had dipped below 9.0C was 1725.
Make no mistake, it was a horrifically grim year, and not just in England. Much of NW Europe was similarly affected, but possibly Ireland was worst of all hit, where it led to the famine of 1740-41. According to Wikipedia, this was perhaps of similar magnitude to the better-known Great Famine of 1845–1852, which of course was caused by potato blight.
Wikipedia describe the events of 1740/41 as follows:-
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