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Nov 21, 2017 at 6:23 PM | Kleinefeldmaus

The Houses of Parliament were a dirty black colour. Very few people were/are aware that a Committee was set up to choose the stone for use in the construction, complete with different colours.

Find the earliest photographs you can, whether colour or black and white, to see how quickly it was blackened by coal soot.

Repeat the exercise since the stonework was cleaned. The air in London does not seem to be as dirty as it was.

Unfortunately, pigeons have not evolved to change the colour of their sh¡te, to match what it lands on.

Nov 21, 2017 at 10:11 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Another example of the madness of the modern era.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-42070712

Nov 21, 2017 at 8:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

stewgreen

I wonder if they all know each other and share an office somewhere ?

Obviously shared facilities would be the eco-friendly thing to do....

Nov 21, 2017 at 7:19 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Nearly two thirds of Heathrow's noise complaints come from 10 people (link: http://www.cityam.com/276080/nearly-two-thirds-heathrows-20000-noise-complaints-came-10

Nov 21, 2017 at 7:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Prodigious protesters

It would seem that just 10 protesters are lodging average 15 complaints a day each, 7 days a week about the sound of airplanes to-ing and fro-ing at Heathrow.

That's 10 x one person submitting 450 complaints a month - for months on end?

Are the Russians involved?

Nov 21, 2017 at 6:53 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@ Golf Charlie
Ha ha Golf - you might remember the experiments of Kettlewell conducted on moths. In the days when your country was smothered in sooty smog. Didn't take too long for these moths to adapt! Maybe even these darned pesky poly bears could do the same - after a couple or so thousand years! Jus' say'n But check this!
Natural Selection

Nov 21, 2017 at 6:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Nov 21, 2017 at 10:49 AM | Kleinefeldmaus

The Polar Bear has not been slaughtering seals for millions of years, and evolved comparatively recently from darker coloured bears. The idea that they could revert to a more optimum colour is entirely feasible. This might not even be unprecedented.

Nov 21, 2017 at 5:45 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

My throat is sore yet BBC tell me air pollution is a London diesel problem

Nov 21, 2017 at 1:24 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Here in the Costa del Sol now there's a massive drought.
So unlike the UK the air is full of dust , whereas in the UK its always getting washed out by rain.

Never mind when I've lived near deserts like the Sahara or in Chile..where the air is always full of dust ..not caused by diesel.

Nov 21, 2017 at 1:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@ Golf Charlie
Schneider would make the most of the change in colour - never miss a chance to spin a line. !
Schneider would approve – definite evidence of climate change

Nov 21, 2017 at 10:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

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