Not looking good for the planet

Perennial Arctic sea ice declines 14% in a year. A “normal” decline is around 0.7% on average. On top of that, wild weather (and for Australians. continued drought) seems likely with the detection of a new El Nino event.

Now seems like a good time to go and see An Inconvenient Truth, which gets a good Guardian writeup – ignore the tedious comments section at the end of the piece. It’s just opening in Australia, where it’s classified as “entertainment”. Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve seen it.

In times gone by, we’d have been praying to the weather gods. A member of East London’s Obsidian Shadow Coven does just that, but he’s more upset by a remake of The Wicker Man. He’s right – some things should never be remade.