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- As the ozone hole over the Antartic grows Australia gets drier, shows new research done by the journal Science. The hole causes a southward shift of winds and rains causing droughts in Australia. Scientists guess that by 2045-2060 the ozone hole should have repaired itself, but there is not guarantee. Source
- Watch a NASA video on the causes and effects of the ozone hole (source):
- It was all about the oil after all, says released documents concerning British officials’ involvement in the Iraq War. Britain brokered a deal wth oil firms that would reward the British for becoming militarily involved in Iraq and helping to secure Western oil interests there. Edward Chaplin, the Foreign Office Middle East director at the time, is quoted in the documents as saying: “Shell and BP could not afford not to have a stake in [Iraq] for the sake of their long-term future… We were determined to get a fair slice of the action for UK companies in a post-Saddam Iraq.” Read the article here.