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Fresh water demand driving sea-level rise faster than glacier melt | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Fresh water demand driving sea-level rise faster than glacier melt | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Interesting, depressing view.

Saudi Arabia’s export of wheat – I recall reading about that madness years ago in Ehrlich’s The Population Explosion, back in 1990. Effectively they exported water. Not any more. Short term greed and the refusal to look to the consequences of actions… how stupidly human and moronic.

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Heartland Institute facing uncertain future as staff depart and cash dries up | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Heartland Institute facing uncertain future as staff depart and cash dries up | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

“Over the last few weeks, Heartland has lost at least $825,000 in expected funds for 2012, or more than 35% of the funds its planned to raise from corporate donors, according to the campaign group Forecast the Facts, which is pushing companies to boycott the organisation.”

Excuse me, but ha-bloody-ha.  I hope this and all such ‘anti-global warming’ groups shrivel up and perish. They ignore what suits them.

 

BBC News – Arctic melt releasing ancient methane

BBC News – Arctic melt releasing ancient methane.

More grim but expected news.

By the way, the lack of entries here is not for want of material! It is finding time to do the extra bit of research to add something rather than just regurgitate from elsewhere.

U.S. heat records: Third-warmest April, hottest 12 months – latimes.com

U.S. heat records: Third-warmest April, hottest 12 months – latimes.com.

This is from the USA – last 12 months hottest on record.

Science Denial In The 21st Century – Science News

Science Denial In The 21st Century – Science News.

science writers run a risk of injecting false balance into stories, and should take care to avoid other pitfalls of language, said Cristine Russell who studies the media at Harvard University. “Saying someone ‘believes’ in climate change or evolution is the wrong way to characterize it,” she said. “It’s not a belief system. That suggests that the evidence is something that can be dismissed.”

Observations reveal external driver for Arctic sea-ice retreat

Observations reveal external driver for Arctic sea-ice retreat.

“the recent retreat is well described by the superposition of an externally forced linear trend and internal variability”

The Victorian Peeper: Dishing the Victorian Dirt

The Victorian Peeper: Dishing the Victorian Dirt.

Living as I do on York Way – Maiden Lane as was – which comes from ‘midden’ lane – this picture f the great ash heap which gave its name to the road is wonderful! Not sure what the orientation is – are we looking south as I suppose, roughly where the station is? Ah, yes…

The Kings Cross dustheap pictured at the top of this post was packed up and shipped to Russia in 1848 when city developers decided to convert the site into what is now the Kings Cross railway terminus. The Russians mixed ash from the pile with local clay to make bricks that were used to rebuild their war-ravaged country.
I knew that!