Before a change of subject here is a lovely photo of a scarce in ( in England) Red Squirrel. Copyright Darin Smith. Click on the picture to get a full screen image.
After thinking about threats to wildlife in the Arctic I was surprised to read the letter shown below, received as a member of the RSPB and which as all conservation groups need to do is asking for financial help to try to restore the damage done in the recent surge tides in the North Sea and along the east coast. Houses were also destroyed by the severe weather and tide conditions so humans suffered together with the wildlife. It makes interesting reading!