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07:45 pm: Some Other News

Saint-Gervais, a small town in the French Alps has had a beautiful glacier above them for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, global warming has caused the Tete Rousse Glacier to start to melt and it's holding a massive amount of water. The mayor of the city, and scientists, are worried that the water will break free and destroy the village. The scientists are bringing the water out carefully from the glacier, but they've now found more pockets. Everybody believes this except the people who deal with tourists.

Ezra Klein is very good at politics and yesterday put in a small bit of humor. He wrote: "Christine O'Donnell, who scored the upset in Delaware, rails against the deficit but says we "absolutely" have to extend the Bush tax cuts. That's $4 trillion straight to the deficit's hips. How will she pay for it? "Waste," of course."

The county around our city is celebrating the Civil War sesquicentennial, since they also surround part of the National Park. The county has been awarded the No. 1 tourist destination for 2011..... by the American Bus Association. (last item on page) Heh

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From:capemaynuts
Date:September 21st, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
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Interesting article about the glacier. One thing, when the glacier 'broke' back in 1892, what did they blame that on? Since the global warming theory is supposed to be a recent development it couldn't have been that, now could it?
I remember as a kid being told that all our air pollution was slowly blocking the sunlight and thereby creating a potential new ice age. Now they are screaming global warming (even though we have had record temp extremes on both ends) Wonder if they will go back to declaring the world is freezing in a few years time?
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 21st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
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I looked that up -- there was a lake on the glacier that gradually got ice and snow on it that froze. The glacier had a lot of ablation and that's how it opened up.

It did look like the pollution would damage the atmosphere, but a lot of changes have been made -- types of fuel, how cars are made -- that took out a lot of the pollution. Not enough -- when you see a red sunset or sunrise, the red's from the pollution.
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