Wal­ter in wa­ter

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This lead sen­tence of a press re­lease is­sued by the Royal Nor­we­gian Em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton cer­tainly caught our at­ten­tion: “Nor­way’s glacier mu­seum launched its new cli­mate change cen­ter by putting for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Wal­ter M. Mon­dale in a wa­ter pool and un­plug­ging it.” Say that again? “The sym­bolic open­ing of the new build­ing at the mu­seum took place in a pool, rep­re­sent­ing the pos­si­ble con­se­quences of rapidly melt­ing ice,” the em­bassy ex­plains.

Nor­way has put cli­mate change and global warm­ing at the top of its agenda, and was picked to host the World En­vi­ron­men­tal Day in 2007.

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A re­spected de­mo­graphic-trend spe­cial­ist said he would not be sur­prised if for­mer House Speaker Newt Gin­grich be­came the next pres­i­dent.

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