“Sadly, floods at the [sand lizard] breeding centre in Guildford, caused by unprecedented rainfall earlier this year, drowned them as they hibernated.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/382442-lizard-bonanza-at-rspb-farnham-heath)

The reintroduction operation has refocused on amphibians.



“If you are forced to put in a large pond, that means you can’t build homes on that, so there is a cost involved.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25676973)

As opposed to the cost of having homes under water.


“In Australia, an increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves is expected to lead to more heat-related deaths, while warmer temperatures, changing rainfall and an influx of pests will ‘negatively impact’ many temperate crops, such as fruit and nuts.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/climate-change-report-hotter-australia)

I believe the vernacular is ‘cactus’.


Whatever the weather, it’s going to intensify. “High latitude countries, such as in Europe or North America, are expected to receive more rainfall, but many … subtropical arid and semi-arid regions will likely experience less precipitation … Over wet tropical regions, extreme precipitation events will very likely be more intense and more frequent.” Consequently “a hot world is a hungry world.” (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/climate-change-poor-countries-ipcc)

Like drinking alcohol, your starting mood gets more intense, then you get the munchies. Then you get the hangover.


“Tempers flare as temperatures rise … Small changes in temperature and rainfall substantially raise the risk of conflict of many types, from interpersonal spats … to full-blown civil war and societal collapse” (http://www.nature.com/news/warming-climate-drives-human-conflict-1.13464)

Spat power will be harnessed via elaborate Searlesque contraptions in an effort to sustainably supply societal collapse.