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Re frosty

"help us stop reckless oil companies from drilling in the pristine Arctic wilderness."

Oh yeh? Alternative explanation, someone at Greenpeace is a furry. If people don't know what furries are, googling may be NSFW. Alternative vision. Someone from Greenpeace wears this 'extraordinarily realistic' outfit near some ordinarily horny polar bears, and Greenpeace's PR team end up filming the first ecosnuff movie.

Apr 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

Seems Greenpeace have run out of real Pola Bears that need saving, so they're raising money to save a bear suit ... via email from greenpeace :^)

Hello friends,

I need your help to save the polar bear. Well, one polar bear in particular.

We have the opportunity to buy an astonishingly realistic polar bear costume to use in our work to tackle the causes of climate change, and help us stop reckless oil companies from drilling in the pristine Arctic wilderness.

This magnificent bear really is something else, and was until recently treading the boards at the National Theatre in London, starring in Greenland, a play about climate change.

To buy this bear, we need to raise £4,000 - please donate whatever you can now to help us reach this total.

Apr 27, 2011 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty

Missing link from previous post

http://www.dracos.co.uk/play/locating-postboxes/

Apr 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

And a list of sorts (pun intended) is here

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/location_of_every_post_box_that

but the list is not much use so this site is where users add the proper locations

Apr 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

Ref Postboxes, what makes it even more idiotic is the data is available but at a price.

1. There are currently 668,430 common points of detail with the same map feature code as Royal Mail post boxes. Of these points, Royal Mail post boxes are annotated by the letters 'LB'(for Letter Box) within our large scale database, now OS MasterMap and not Land-Line. As this information is reasonably accessible to you by other means by using our Point X product, even though accessible only on payment, this part of your request is exempt under section 21 (2) (a) for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/aboutus/foi/questions/2008/0023.html

Apr 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

@ matthu, 4.00 pm.
Of course the positions of post boxes are a state secret - that's why they are painted a prominent scarlet colour. If everybody knew where they were, people would start posting things, giving postmen something to do and the Post Office something to deliver instead of ever-increasing amounts of junk mail for kerbside collection operatives to dispose of. ( Yet another example of Labour's make-work racketsat the taxpayers expense). Actually having to collect, sort and deliver letters would blow an almighty hole in the Core Strategy, which, as far as I can see, is to provide as little service to the general public as is possible whilst maintaining a facade for ever-more Government subsidy. The "Yes Minister" episode featuring a fully staffed hospital with no patients does in fact demonstrate the ultimate desire of every public funded body - to, "Be busily doing nothing, working the whole day through, Trying so hard to find things not to do." /rant off

Apr 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy Old Man

Today's Scotsman has a couple of articles on how long it takes for CO2 to dissipate based on the recent article from Gabriel Bowen at Purdue University:

"It will take long time for the carbon dioxide to go away again. 50,000 years may be fast in geological time but it still slow by human standards." Professor Simon Tett, chair of earth system dynamics at Edinburgh University. Simon Tett is a Climategate correspondent.

The print edition is complete with 'A victim of global warming isolated on an iceberg . . .the perpetrator is man . . . " you know the picture of a polar bear atop a lonely iceflow!

Article: http://news.scotsman.com/environment/World-will-recover-from-warming.6758405.jp
Comment by Simon Tett: http://news.scotsman.com/environment/Analysis-Plain-truth-is-carbon.6758403.jp
WUWT report: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/22/new-study-earth-may-be-able-to-recover-from-rising-carbon-dioxide-emissions-faster-than-previously-thought/

Apr 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterCameron Rose

More Grauniad hypocrisy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/apr/26/bp-oil-spill-oil

"The anniversary of the BP Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has come and gone, but many questions remain unanswered, not least who was to blame for what? Now, thanks to Greenpeace, you can play a part in finding some answers.

Greenpeace have been using freedom of information laws to gather as many previously confidential documents as possible. They have now amassed 30,000 pages worth,"

FOI requests for climate data, bad. FOI requests against oil companies, good.

Apr 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

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