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EXTREME CLIMATE CHANGE : This is what Earth will look like if we melt all the ice

Chris Tackett
Science / Climate Change

November 5, 2013

© National Geographic

National Geographic has a good, but disturbing, interactive map showing what 216 feet of sea level rise will do to coastlines around the world.

The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58.

Of course, it's not necessary for all of the ice to melt for us to experience devastating effects of sea level rise.

 Just from the current sea level rise caused by melting ice and thermal expansion, we're already seeing destruction from higher wat…


Four new supercars added to Dubai Police fleet

Martin Croucher

November 5, 2013 Updated: November 5, 2013 22:54:00

DUBAI // Dubai Police has added four more high powered supercars to its fleet of luxury vehicles patrolling the emirate’s roads.


■ McLaren MP4-12C is Dubai Police’s latest addition to supercar fleet

■ Video of Dubai Police supercars on patrol

First we evaded the cops. Now we want to drive their cars

■ Dubai Police add three more supercars to fleet


Officers already get to drive multi-million dirham cars such as a Mercedes SLS, a Bentley Continental GT, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77 and a Ferrari FF, all decorated in the force’s livery.

The recent additions, announced yesterday, of a second Audi R8, a Mercedes SL 63, a Mercedes G class Brabus, and a Nissan GTR bring the number of top of the range sports cars run by Dubai Police to 12.

They were presented for the public on the first day of the Dubai International Motor Show.

Col Na…

DHL suspende operaciones en Venezuela

@DolarToday / Jan 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Debido a la grave crisis que afecta nuestro país, DHL decidió suspender operaciones en Venezuela.

 A continuación el correo electrónico que DHL esta distribuyendo a su distinguidos clientes en Venezuela:

Caracas, 28 de enero de 2014 Estimados Clientes, Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de DHL Express Venezuela. Por medio
de la presente comunicación deseamos informarle ciertos cambios
efectuados en nuestras operaciones de envíos, con la finalidad de
mantener nuestro foco en el negocio principal de DHL Express en el
país, esto es, la movilización de envíos desde y hacia Venezuela;
conservando un desempeño financiero alineado a las expectativas de
los accionistas y, al mismo tiempo, continuar con el compromiso con el
mercado venezolano. En este sentido, cumplimos con notificar a nuestros clientes y demás
relacionados que la oficina regional de DHL, a partir de la presente
fecha, ha decidido suspender todas aquellas operaciones de envíos
entre terceros países (cu…


Dole Fresh Fruit Europe and Matanuska Africa Limited Establish Commercial Partnership

HAMBURG, Germany - Wednesday, January 29th 2014

[ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dole Fresh Fruit Europe is announcing it has reached a long term commercial partnership with Matanuska Africa Limited by which Dole will assume all sales operations and become the sole distributor of Matanuska's Mozambique banana production in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

 In addition Dole will assist Matanuska logistically and supply technical support in its farming operations.

Matanuska, owned by Rift Valley Corporation, is based in Northern Mozambique, 100 km from the deep-sea port of Nacala and has under cultivation 1,400 hectares of bananas. The current site is fully irrigated by a dedicated 55M metric cube dam, operating six pack houses and providing employment in the adjacent communities to 2,600 people.

 “The tie in with Dole Fresh Fruit Europe will allow Matanuska to develop a better product as well as pro…