Is that it? Is that all there is to say? Why isn't anyone jumping up and down?
Widespread international and irreversible catastrophe threatens but we are taking it all so calmly. I keep wanting someone to tell me it isn't true, that they could be wrong, but no one does.
We go back to the inane, the irrelevant - James Frey's memoir isn't altogether true. Interesting, but have you heard about Greenland?
Someone has won the Whitbread with a book on Matisse. Good, but what about this ice cap melting?
Apparently Greenland contains one tenth of the world's ice and anyone who still believes that global warming isn't really happening might care to look at these pictures of the Kamarujuk glacier on the north west coast of Greenland, 71 degrees north. The black and white one was taken in 1930 by Alfred Wegener - the man responsible for the hypothesis of continental drift, and the colour one I took in 2001 from almost exactly the same spot when I was researching for my novel. As you can see nothing had changed... except for the ice.
I also noticed on the BBC website that a group called the ARCTIC MONKEYS have made world-record album sales recently. ARCTIC MONKEYS, eh? Who could they mean?