Thursday, July 01, 2010

77 months and counting … | Andrew Simms | Comment is free |
On current trends, in 77 months time, by the end of 2016, it will no longer be likely that we will be able to stay on the right side of the risks that surround destabilising our climate system.
3rd Ring Out | Theatre review | Stage | The Guardian
It's 2033. Climate change is affecting everyday life. In London the Thames flood barrier is inadequate and food shortages and high supermarket prices cause civil unrest. The Olympic park has long been abandoned and the Millennium Dome is a holding centre for climate refugees. In a container on Greenwich observatory hill, 12 of us are trying to save our world. In front of us is a map of east London and a voting console. As the scenario unfolds, via a mixture of performance and video, we are asked to vote on a number of options, and our decisions have consequences on budgets and outcomes. Altruism (spending billions to improve the sea defences of the whole of the UK, not just London) quickly gives way to self-interest (refusing to accept Bangladeshi climate change refugees) as harsh reality sets in.
Snow keeps trail to Lassen Peak summit closed » Redding Record Searchlight
Too much snow will keep the trail to the Lassen Peak summit closed this holiday weekend.
Snow in July atop Mount Washington - Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010
It may be July 1, but its no day at the beach on the summit of Mount Washington today.

"It's snowing," said Stacey Kawecki, on duty this morning at the Mount Washington Observatory.
Mongolia: Winter Disaster Spurring Urban Migration |
The disastrously long and cold winter, known in Mongolia as a dzud, killed eight million animals - 18 percent of the nation’s livestock - in a country where a third of the population depends on herding for a living, according to the United Nations.
Ski on July 4 Weekend. Seriously. - In Transit Blog -
But this year, a couple of ski resorts that don’t require a passport are taking advantage of the buckets of snow that fell this winter to extend their seasons through July 4 weekend.
A similar package is available farther north at Kirkwood near Lake Tahoe, which is ending what it says is its latest ski season by offering a choice of skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking on Saturday for $32 and skiing and snowboarding on Sunday for the same price.

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