Antarctic Ice Levels Largest Ever Recorded


Extent Of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels, Scientists Say

Satellite image showing Antarctic sea ice

” Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

  Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.

  Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

” This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said.

” Thirty-five years ago the first satellites went up which were reliably telling us what area, two dimensional area, of sea ice was covered and we’ve never seen that before, that much area.

” That is roughly double the size of the Antarctic continent and about three times the size of Australia.” “

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How Little Has Changed on Gun Control Since 1967


If you want a reminder of how little some things change in American politics, look no further than the modern discussion about gun control. On this day, Sept. 15, all the way back in 1967, President Johnson released a letter to Congress urging both houses to take quick action on gun control. Comparing Johnson’s letter to a more recent presidential text with the same topic — President Obama’s speech last April after Congress failed to pass the post-Sandy Hook gun control bill — reveals how much has stayed the same in how politicians talk about guns during the past five decades.

The most obvious similarity may be, to modern observers, the most surprising. Mass school shootings, like the one that took place in Newtown, Conn., in December of 2012, are often discussed as a tragedy of our time. Video games are blamed, for example, and few accounts refer to…

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Das Mädchen, das die Nazis verkraulte

#ACSN2014 – JUDITH DEUTSCH. Country: Austria. Born: September 18, 1918, in Vienna, Austria. An Austrian swimming champion and freestyle record holder, from 1933 to 1935, Judith Deutsch was elected Outstanding Austrian Female Athlete of 1935 by the Austrian Sports Authority and selected to represent her country in the 1936 Olympic Games. But she refused to compete in the Berlin Olympics in protest, proclaiming,“ I refuse to enter a contest in a land which so shamefully persecutes my people.” Suspended from competition by Austrian authorities, she emigrated to Palestine and represented the Holy Land from then on.