Monday, April 02, 2007


I've been working on my second to last edit for my thesis tonight, and I'm up waaaay too late for having to be at rehearsal tomorrow at noon. So no clever chat this evening, just a couple of stories that caught my interest.

Report: Global warming changing life on Earth

From the AP:

From the micro to the macro, from plankton in the oceans to polar bears in the far north and seals in the far south, global warming has begun changing life on Earth, international scientists will report next Friday.

"Changes in climate are now affecting physical and biological systems on every continent," says a draft obtained by The Associated Press of a report on warming's impacts, to be issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the authoritative U.N. network of 2,000 scientists and more than 100 governments.

In February the panel declared it "very likely" most global warming has been caused by manmade emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

More here.

Ricky Martin says if you're gay, 'life is too short' to hide it

Also from the AP:

Ricky Martin defended the right of pop stars to come out of the closet, saying he felt solidarity with Christian Chavez of Mexican band RBD, who recently said publicly that he is gay.

"Life is too short to live closed up, guarding what you say," said Martin — whose sexual orientation has been the subject of speculation — in an interview with the Associated Press. Christian "has to be free in many aspects. I wish him much strength."

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