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CaptainVertigo
2019-09-26 22:42:31
Is it getting warmer or is it me?
I have been a little bit out of touch in recent times with good reason about which more anon. During my absence, your temperatures have continued to rise. The ice has been melting and the seven seas have crept closer. All of this happened before, many times. 10,000 years ago northern Europe was covered in a massive sheet of ice. The melting of that sheet is indelibly ingrained on our beautiful hills (for which scraping and carving much thanks). But that great melt was part of the Earth turning, untainted by human activity. There is compelling evidence that the current melt is down to us.
Sweden (now inhabited, 10,000 years ago it lay under a large lump of ice) has produced a young woman called Greta Thunberg. This young lady is mitching school and encouraging others to follow suit: she wants a “cooling off” period. Her landing in New York to attend the United Nations recalls the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Both Messiahs attracted considerable attention. But Jesus went by donkey and left a bit of a carbon footprint. Greta, sin free, simply sailed up the Hudson, like Captain Sully, engineless, and left no trace.
Greta, let loose among the sullen burghers of New York, is, in the eyes of her besotted supporters, no less than a Joan of Arc. She is possessed of that certainty and righteousness that is the special province of the young and the spectacularly gormless. She rants and heaps scorn like something from the Old Testament, and the terrified crowd , all Life of Brian extras, shout: “She has come to save us!” Joan of Arc fell foul of a particular sort of anthropogenic "warming”. Greta (currently planning to walk to South America) may be in for a different kind of roasting. It is now fashionable to say that elderly white men feel absurdly threatened by Miss Thunberg. Perhaps it is time to leave the kitchen.
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Coomcallee, Beann na Stiocairí, An Bheann Mhór and Coomnahorna from the N70
billbaggins 4 hours ago.
Parked at V63585 65197 on the N70, the Sneem to Caherdanial Road. One particular highlight of this route is the littl... walk, Len: 19.0km, Climb: 1164m, Area: Esknaloughoge, Dunkerron Mountains (Ire

  
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Seven MountainViews summits from Annascaul Lake
billbaggins 5 hours ago.
Noticed a little track leading up towards Knockmulanane from the car park and decided to try it. I don't know if ... walk, Len: 15.7km, Climb: 1098m, Area: Knockmulanane, Central Dingle (Ireland)

  
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Dromavally Mountain from Annascaul Lake
billbaggins 6 hours ago.
Visited Dromavalley from Annascaul Lake car park on a very wet August day. Only light drizzle as I was leaving Dingle... walk, Len: 14.6km, Climb: 593m, Area: Dromavally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

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Errigal: Sacred view
mcrtchly 18 hours ago.
The iconic Church of the Sacred Heart in Dunlewey, County Donegal, nestled at the foot of the county’s quartzite giant, Errigal, frosted white with recent snow and catching the dying rays of the w...

  
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Short, steep visit to both Knockmulananes
simon3 a day ago.
This route starts from the carpark beside Lough Annascaul and goes straight up to Knockmulanane starting from a poin... walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 406m, Area: Knockmulanane, Central Dingle (Ireland) ||

  
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Tower Hill: A lonely monument.
jackill 5 days ago.
This is the tower that gives this hill its name. On my visit the door to the tower was open and it was possible to climb all the way to the top on a slippery spiral stone staircase. Be aware howev...

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Donnell's Hill: Tilting at windmills
Collaborative entry Last edit by: jackill 5 days ago.
Best access is from the forest gate at S464136 where there is plenty of room to park. Follow the track uphill towards the wind turbines. At S454139 turn left and continue to the comms masts opposi...

  
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Near Glanbeg, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland)
simon3 a day ago.
walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 723m, Area: Glanbeg, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Gl...

  
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Tower Hill: Spring heeled Jack paints the town red.
jackill 5 days ago.
The Le Poer tower, overlooking Curraghmore estate, was erected in 1785 in memory of Marcus, the eldest son of George de La Poer Beresford 1st Marquess of Waterford, who died in a riding accident o...

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Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 a month ago.
MountainViews has been describing "Coastal Hills" for the island of Ireland. They are places which typically overlook the sea and may form part of coastal walks. They are defined as being within ...

  
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POSTPONED: MountainViews Knockmealdown Walk S
liz50 a week ago.
Due to the adverse weather forecast for this Saturday we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Knockmealdown walk and rescedule it for Saturday 8th February.

  
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Agow Top: Burning off Christmas Dinner
magnumpig 5 days ago.
Climbed Agow on 28th of December past, following Sandmans route to the top. The picture below was taken in the direction of Manorhamilton, with Crocknagapple visible on the left and Benbo on the r...


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