WEST Cork offers marvellous whale-watching just now. Heading out past the Stags last week, our boat was soon surrounded by playful common dolphins. The colourful frolickers rode the bow wave, daring the boat to bear down on them and delighting the children on board.
At a moment when psychology is starting to recognise a condition, a deep melancholia provoked by anxiety over climate collapse — Climate Grief — anything that looks like a victory, a recovery of lost ground for the natural world must be, irrespective of its scale, celebrated.
Donald Trump has said the USA's East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend.