12.26.2006

Global warming...

Just read this in The Independent:
Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true.
I was a little surprised to see a newspaper run a story that states so matter-of-factly that something was caused by global warming. I probably read too many American papers.

Read the rest of the story here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Yeah, the Indy runs a global warming story at least once a week and gave quite a bit of print space to James Lovelock when his Revenge of Gaia came out. Which is among the many reasons I read the Indy quite regularly. ;)

12:52 AM  
Blogger PrickliestPear said...

Yes, now that I think about it, I seem to remember reading an article that asked why a newspaper that sells itself as being unusually concerned about the environment was also selling advertising space to airlines. Which I thought was a little nit-picky.

1:14 AM  

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