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R.I.P. Lohachara

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 08:00AM by Registered CommenterMarshall Massey in , , | CommentsPost a Comment

In case you haven’t already noticed, here’s a little landmark in the unfolding drama of greenhouse warming.

Lohachara, an island in the Sundarban island chain, located in the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers — an island where 10,000 people once lived — has sunk completely beneath the rising Indian Ocean.

The island’s final disappearance was noted two months ago by researchers at Jadavpur University. The researchers attributed the disappearance to a rising sea level, mostly caused by global warming.

This would make Lohachara the first inhabited island to have disappeared completely for this reason.

But naturally, this news has provoked controversy….

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Polar Bears Reprise

According to an anonymous official in the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bush regime has caved in under the pressure of a lawsuit from three environmental organizations, and is about to propose that polar bears be listed as “threatened” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

A listing of polar bears under the Act — if it indeed happens — will constitute a formal written admission from the Bush regime that global warming is real and is threatening at least one well-known and beloved species.

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More On Getting Off the Grid

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11:30AM by Registered CommenterMarshall Massey in , | Comments5 Comments

Two liberal unprogrammed Friends monthly meetings are considering the idea of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions 10% in the coming year. “What will it take?” Karen asked.

…It’s worth your time to read what Karen’s respondents are saying.

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