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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Surprises !

Another excellent Independent front cover, showing the scale of the flooding disaster in the South - remember just a month ago when we had the great flood... but that was in the North...There's also a great quote featuring James Lovelock.

In April 1989 Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, gave her Cabinet a seminar on global warming at No 10 and one of the speakers was the scientist and green guru James Lovelock. A reporter asked him afterwards what would be the first signs of global warming. He replied: "Surprises." Asked to explain, he said: "The hurricane of October 1987 was a surprise, wasn't it? There'll be more."

The floods of 2007 were a surprise as well, and if Dr Lovelock is right, there'll be more of them too. Welcome to the weather of the 21st century.

Watch out for plenty more surprises !

Also, why is this place in the news ?

Follow the link to the MAP.

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