Saturday, February 16, 2013

ITBP rescues 20 shepherds stranded in heavy Ladakh snow - The Times of India
When the ITBP team found them after a day-long trek in the snow clad area, the security personnel found 20 shepherds, including seven women and five children, with more than 200 dead sheep. All the shepherds were suffering from snow blindness, hypothermia, hypertension and cold injuries.
"This year, Ladakh received unprecedented, record breaking snowfall in the month of February which perhaps led the riboos to miscalculate the weather. Due to the heavy snowfall, the rescue mission to evacuate these shepherds was a very difficult task. Our men had to plough themselves miles in the snow before they located these men, women and children," a senior Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official said.
Model Feared She Would Freeze to Death in Iceland
“I had to lay across an iceberg in a bikini,” Miller was quoted on She described the experience as “the craziest shoot” she had ever participated in. “I thought I was going to die. We had to do five minutes on, then take time off so I could warm up.”
How a Few Wealthy Individuals Shape the Climate Agenda
The ability of a few wealthy individuals to fund a vast network of climate deniers is bad for our democracy and bad for our economy.
Flashback: Calif. billionaire might be the next big name in U.S. energy politics -- 01/09/2013 --
Steyer is worth $1.3 billion, according to Forbes. He ranks No. 347 on the magazine's list of wealthiest Americans.
Steyer is a major financial backer of Democrats.
The environment became the motivating factor for deeper political involvement in 2010. Oil companies Valero Services Inc., Tesoro Co. and refiner Flint Hill Resources funded Proposition 23, which would have blocked implementation of the state's climate law until unemployment fell to 5.5 percent for one full year.
He called climate change "the overwhelming issue of our time."

Steyer spent $5 million of his own money in the effort. But his work went beyond financial support, said Ann Notthoff, California advocacy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Flashback: Gore Launches $300 Million Climate Change Initiative
Former Vice President Al Gore is set to unveil a three-year, $300 million climate change campaign Wednesday, one of the most ambitious and costly public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history, the Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin reports

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