10th May - Today's News: Evacuations as Georgia Wildfire Worsens
Incredible footage shows scale of massive forest fire raging in Galway and in NI, at least, most gorse fires 'started deliberately'. Meanwhile Britain's trout population 'on a knife edge' as weeks of dry weather drains rivers to historic low level. And Edinburgh ‘driest place in UK’ with least rain in April. The good news is that some rain is expected tomorrow and Friday.
Larger swaths of tropical forest being lost to commercial agriculture - well, we do need cheap soya and palm oil. Right?
Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48 billion-year-old Australian rocks - and out of those 3,480,000,000 years during which there has been life on this planet, life capable of transmitting radio signals has been around for about 100 years. Which puts the likelihood of finding life of a similar technological level as ourselves on other planets into context. Life may be common, technological life not so.
And maybe I'll stay south this summer ...... estimate given for biting midge numbers in Highlands - around 21,000,000,000 .....