5th December - Today's News: Storm Desmond Brings Major Flood Fears

2,000 without power and flights diverted as Storm Desmond, hits Ireland, but with some Highland rivers reported to have reached record levels, flood warnings issued as Storm Desmond brings heavy winds and rain across Scotland.   More rain in northern England too with Cumbria hit by flooding after heavy rain yesterday, before this lastest round.




Headlines claim Vikings were not spurred to Greenland by warm weather, research shows - but that is a media assumption   The research shows glacial extent was unchanged.   This is not necessarily a proxy for temperature.  

And New Horizons: Sharpest images of Pluto's surface are quite amazing

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