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Global Warming: Red List Alert, Ice Melts And The Shark

by | 10th, September 2007

walking-shark.jpgThe weather: Anorak’s daily look at global warming, climate change and impending doom.


“One species in four ‘could be gone in 50 years’.”

And not only that.

The World Conservation Union, which may have a vested interest in conservation and talking up doom, says one in eight bird species could also be dead.

The union’s Red List is, sadly, unspecific. And animals and birds should stay tuned, and take care on the roads…

“Glacier has become a lake within a century” – the Uppsala glacier in Patagonia, Argentina, provides fresh water to the region

“Unspoilt England will have vanished by 2100, says countryside lobby” – New maps produced by the Campaign for Rural England shows their movement dwindling. Campaign for Urban England delighted.


“Climate change will harm life on the deep ocean floor, study finds. The marine ecosystem may be even more interconnected than we previously realised and in fact there may be nowhere to hide from global catastrophe,” says Jon Copley of Southampton University. Cancel the Toyota Prius sub.

“Basking sharks threatened by upsurge in sightseers” – The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says plankton eaters are being approached “too close” by boats.

The MCS blames an increase in shake interest on the summer’s shark stories.
It calls for a “network of highly protected marine reserves” along the coatline.


“Want to save the world? Sponsor a walking shark” – Newly discovered creates in Papua are among us. And this is your chance to have them named after you. What odds the Anorak Fairy Basslet. Suggested price: $15,000. Give now or the yellow fish gets it!”

In 2004, a monkey discovered in Bolivia became known as the monkey after attracting naming bids of $400,000.


“Most of the polar bears will be gone by the end of the century’” – Report by US Geological Survey says melting Arctic sea ice mean less room for polar bears to roam.

Seals pleased.

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