Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)
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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Glaciers in hiding

A group of intrepid scientists from Manchester went to Albania and found some things for polar bears to stand on.

They found some glaciers that nobody had seen before, well, at least not anybody British - it's likely one or two Albanians had noticed them.

The glaciers are, apparently, in a place they didn't ought to be, because they're at too low an altitude for such a southerly latitude.

Maybe nobody told them they were in the wrong place, or maybe they were hiding from gunfire because ...
“The fact that the mountains were until only recently surrounded by war and lawlessness might explain why they have proved so elusive.”
*insert little chuckle* Presumably it's the glaciers that have been elusive rather than the mountains.

Good luck to these scientific geographers though, because it seems they've accurately reported something that shouldn't be there - which is yet another spanner in the works of the "establishment".

The existence of these frozen rivers, in a place where previous knowledge says they shouldn't be, might even make Mr Brown and Mr Gore think twice before they next consider hurling insults relating to the shape of planet Earth.

But it's hard to imagine those chaps worrying their little heads about it too much and, well, perhaps Mr Brown will have other things on his mind today? (see here)

3 comments:

Witterings From Witney said...

No doubt Mrs. R, the 'establishment' will counter with a 'glacial' response!

418 said...

“The fact that the mountains were until only recently surrounded by war and lawlessness might explain why they have proved so elusive.” Under which category do the scientists place Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labour of Albania - warlike, lawless and/or elusive? Anyway, the scientists will have a home grown version to deal with in the wake of DeadHed Miliband's "Climate change controversy warning" and his declaration of "war on climate change sceptics".

Roll up, roll up, see more at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247459/Ed-Miliband-declares-war-climate-change-sceptics.html

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/climate+change+controversy+warning/3521937

Mrs R said...

@ WfW - they already have, in the guise of Mr Ed or the Milliband variety

@ 418 - hadn't seen those articles, have written about the one in the Guardian http://mrsrigbysays.blogspot.com/2010/01/because-i-say-so.html