BEWARE, El Nino may be about to go on the rampage. The Pacific Ocean is one of the planet’s biggest reservoirs of heat, and the circulation of its currents is a major factor in the stability of earth’s climate.

“Six-month ban for climate protesters at the Parliament” reports The National. Today’s youth have reason to shout, they will face the onslaught of climate change in ten year’s time. They depend on Scottish politicians to get the message and take action.

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Unfortunately we are still tied to the big-money boys running Westminster government. More drilling, more nuclear waste dumps, their money may well turn to dross in a toxic planet. Come on Scotland, cut the ties, time is getting short. Show leadership, no more political "Dross", intelligent action and independence before it’s too late.

Iain R Thomson