Time for Glacial Retreat
Here's the best news I've seen all year: India is finally lumbering into action on climate change.
Though this country is likely to be hit harder than almost anywhere else by the climate crash, not least because its food production is largely dependent on meltwater from Himalayan glaciers, which are rapidly retreating....
That was George's best news of 2009, I wonder what his best of 2010 will be?
And for sheer joy let's remind ourselves, now that it has been admitted the IPCC were "careless" with its Himalayan Glacier Retreat figures, of Old Patchy in full flow last November:
Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the IPCC, told the Guardian: "We have a very clear idea of what is happening. I don't know why the minister is supporting this unsubstantiated research. It is an extremely arrogant statement. " Pachauri dismissed the report saying it was not "peer reviewed" and had few "scientific citations"...were reminiscent of "climate change deniers and school boy science".