February 2012

Operation Noah (a UK-based organisation) has released an Ash Wednesday Declaration on Climate Change and the Church.  I’ve signed it so I thought I would share it with you and perhaps you may see fit to sign it as well.



A man has been arrested for stealing 5 tonnes of 1000-year-old ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier in Chile.  The glacier ice was destined for high-end cocktail bars in Santiago to be used as ice cubes.  The BBC has a news report on the story.

Jorge Montt Glacier has been called the fastest shrinking glacier in Chile.  A retreat of ~1km was observed in just one year, this was recorded by time-lapsed cameras.  The series of 1445 photos have been used to produce a short video (shown below) of the glacier’s retreat.