Writing in the newsletter, Riaz says that the Covid outbreak has had a "hugely detrimental and potentially even longer-lasting effect on the South Asian Parks Cricketing Community (SAPCC) up and down the country," and adds that, while the community remains self-sufficient for now, "the first small signs of cracks have started to appear" in the decades-old league structures, not least because young British Asians are as tempted as their white-British counterparts by alternative forms of recreation. … [Read more...] about ECB urged to make junior schemes more relevant to South Asian community
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'I think it will dip in the summer, towards the end of June, and come back in November, in the way that seasonal flu does. I think it will be around forever, but become less severe over time, as immunity builds up.' … [Read more...] about Coronavirus second wave ‘could come in spring 2021’ because winter weather can create a ‘mini-quarantine’ as people stay home, scientist warns
As a frightened world was locking down in March, the Antarctic programs agreed the pandemic could become a major disaster. With the world’s strongest winds and coldest temperatures, the continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico is already dangerous for workers at 40 year-round bases. … [Read more...] about Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?
O’Connor said they will be able to test for the virus once colleagues start arriving as soon as Monday, weeks late because a huge storm dumped 20-feet (6-meter) snowdrifts. Any virus case will spark a “red response level,” he said, with activities stripped down to providing heating, water, power and food. … [Read more...] about Antarctica is still free of Covid-19. Can it stay that way?
As colleagues arrive, Heard will leave Antarctica. He once might have planned to thaw out on a beach. Now he’s weighing the new normal. “Do I ask a friend to pick me up? I don’t know if I’m comfortable doing that,” he said as he imagined stepping off the plane. … [Read more...] about Antarctica is still free of COVID-19, can it stay that way?
There’s a one-in-four chance the global annual average temperature will exceed 1.5℃ above preindustrial levels for at least one year over the next five years. The chance is relatively small, but still significant and growing. If a major climate anomaly, such as a strong El Niño, occurs in that period, the 1.5℃ threshold is more likely to be crossed. El Niño events generally bring warmer global temperatures. … [Read more...] about Earth may temporarily pass the dangerous 1.5°C warming limit by 2024