Saturday, 29 October 2011

Thickness and area of Arctic sea ice

"LARGELY UNNOTICED, a silent drama has been unfolding over the past weeks in the Arctic. The long-term consequences will far outstrip those of the international debt crisis or the demise of the Libyan dictatorship, the news stories now commanding media attention. The drama - more accurately, a tragedy - playing out in the North is the rapid disappearance of the polar ice cap, the Arctic Ocean's defining feature."

Monday, 17 October 2011

ISREC open day

The Isles of Scilly Renewable Energy Co-operative (ISREC) are holing an open day on Thursday 20th Oct from 11am until 2pm in the Methodist Hall on St Mary's. Feel free to drop in at any time.

ISREC is focussing on solar PV systems and how residents of Scilly can gain maximum benefit from renewable energy. Come along and find out more on Thursday.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Rivers of ice

Recent photos of glaciers in the Himalayas, directly comparing sites photographed 80 years ago show a stunning loss of ice over that period.

The cause, a warming climate, is evident but the effects on the hundreds of millions of people that rely on melt water for all their water are not immediately so obvious...yet equally as frightening in its impact.

Watch this wonderful narrated slideshow here.