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Monday 27 April 2009

Butterflies in crisis

Britains butterflies are suffering a dramatic decline. Can they be saved?

Read more at The Guardian.

Right at this moment I have a Large White butterfly crysylis attached to the frame of the back door. It should emerge in May or June.

Crysylis of the Large White (Cabbage) butterfly

Crysylis of the Large White (Cabbage) butterfly


Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 3:20 am
Saturday 15 November 2008

British insects and invertebrates in startling decline

The Independent reports that some species of insects and invertebrates have declined by more than 80% in recent decades.

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Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 4:44 am
Saturday 1 March 2008

Global warming has passed the tipping point, and catastrophe is unstoppable says James Lovelock

Climate science maverick James Lovelock believes catastrophe is inevitable.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 1:12 am
Saturday 11 February 2006

A critical rise in world temperatures is now unavoidable

The Independent newspaper reports that a dangerous rise in temperature is now unavoidable. We are on course for ‘a rise in global mean temperatures to two degrees above the level before the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century,’ the article says.

The two degree threshold was set down by scientists from around the world last year and, beyond it, really dangerous climate change is likely to be unstoppable.

Consequences include the Greenland ice sheet melting which would lead to a sea-level rise of several metres.

Global warming: passing the ‘tipping point’


Filed under: Environment — GS @ 10:25 am
 
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