Friday, 4 June 2010

Starting to resurrect an issue

A day when an academic report says most Pacific islands have been getting larger rather than smaller was not ideal timing for trying to get global warming back on the agenda but Kevin Rudd had to do it sometime and a visit from the president of the Maldives provided a better backdrop than most. Unfortunately the media had other things than global warming on its mind yesterday but perhaps the report overnight from NASA confirming that the 12-month running mean global temperature has reached a new record in 2010 will renew some interest in the subject.

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