BBC NEWS England London Whale spotted in central London: “A large whale has been spotted in the River Thames in central London by boaters and sightseers.

The mammal, thought to be a pilot whale which can grow to 20ft, was seen swimming past the Houses of Parliament. “

Not much of a pilot then, is it?
I’ve just seen the video footage of the poor whale. He seems quite desperate to swim further upriver.

Update: Seeing the footage reminds me pleasantly of seeing the pilot whales off Teneriffe last year, where we saw a whole school (is that right) of them.

: “We are in a fool’s climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke, and before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”

Strong words from James Lovelock, an independent environmental scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society. I’m sure the fact that he has a new book to sell is entirely unrelated to this apocalyptic message.

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