• https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/01/ofcom-clears-piers-morgan-over-meghan-good-morning-britain-comments
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  • The image showed the entire bank of the River Thames could be at risk — with the exception of Westminster, Soho and the City of London — as extreme weather becomes more frequent due to climate change. Other vulnerable areas include the majority of east London — including Stratford, Canary Wharf and the Royal Docklands. In south London, areas above Clapham and Brixton could also at risk as well as the west London river bank such as Fulham, Hammersmith and Richmond. North and north west London appeared to be least at risk, with possible flood zones stretching from Tottenham to Hackney only. The map was created using a new NASA tool to give snapshots of rising sea levels in the coming decades. London flood risk map 2030 (NASA) Last week, London was flooded for a third time within weeks. Torrential rain and thunderstorms brought flooding and travel disruption to the capital where cars were seen driving along waterlogged roads in Tooting and Battersea. Experts have warned climate change is likely behind the rise in severe weather conditions. NASA’s sea level projection tool was released using data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Users can pull up the tool’s layers of maps, click anywhere on the global ocean and coastlines, and pick any decade between 2020 and 2150. Minor changes can be seen in the London flood risk map for 2050 (NASA) The technology was based on the projections in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, released on August 9. It also enables users to focus on the effects of different processes drive sea level rise such as the melting of ice sheets and glaciers. This also includes the extent to which ocean waters shift their circulation patterns or expand as they warm which can affect the height of the ocean. “As communities across the country prepare for the impacts of sea level rise, access to good, clear data is key to helping save lives and livelihoods,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
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  • Over a period of many, many thousands of years, countless people believe they have seen a ghost or an alien. Therefore, let us consider this possibility... If only one person who has claimed to have seen a ghost is telling the truth, then ghosts must exist. And if only one person who has claimed to have seen an alien is telling the truth, they also must exist. The probability factor of tens of thousands of people globally all lying, or their sightings just being figments of their imagination, is very slim. Therefore, would it be fair to say ghosts and aliens do actually exist, or not?? If you have a seen a ghost or alien, or know someone that has... please share your story with us? I'm going to kick this thread off with my own true story... When I was very young I use to sleep in a cot bed next to my parent's bed. It was common for me to hold my dad's hand, so nothing unusual about that. But on this one and only occasion, the hand I was holding wasn't my dad's. My dad at the time was in his early 20's and not at home. The hand I was holding was all wrinkly and on one finger, I later found out, was a ring. My dad never wore rings. The ring had 4 ribs around the outside and two raised areas with two very tiny bobbles on each of the raised areas. I kept on and on mentioning the hand in the bed thing to both my parents and gave pretty good details of the ring and they just kept fobbing me off. Years later, when I was around 16, my parents were looking through an old box of jewelry that belonged to my dad's grandparents. In the box was a wide band 18k double headed snake ring. The same ring I accurately described. The ring belonged to my dad's grandfather who died on Christmas day 1918. There's also another strange thing - the ring didn't fit my dad's, or my brother's fingers... it only fits my 3rd finger, right hand. My dad's grandfather wore the ring on his 3rd finger right hand. Still have the ring to this day.
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  • Due to being restricted to only my local area. Would it be possible to have an option to add a number of other locations of interest? Ie: Family or friends location, old areas lived in, or other locations interested in? This would also boost local posts submitted.
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  • Seeing as PM's are flavour of the month lately I would like to mention a major issue with regards to deleting the little perishers. I went all the way back to the first PM and deleted everything from there onwards. Even went back to the beginning again to make absolutely certain every message was removed, and they were. The very next day I was informed that quite a few of my messages still remained, and when I checked, they were there again. Now this a reoccurring problem that really needs to be addressed ASAP. It would also be very handy if a "Delete All Messages" in addition to the "Delete Conversation" option was included in the PM menu.
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