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Climate Connections 1: Susan Boyle

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Richard Cable | 14:20 UK time, Friday, 1 May 2009

Here's the first in an occasional series. There is a theory (mine) that every major news story ends up being connected in some way - no matter how tenuous - to climate change.

I have arrived at this conclusion by the highly scientific expedient of Googling key words from major news stories with the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' and seeing what comes up.

For example, Britain's Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle (who presumably requires no further introduction - where have you been?) was explicitly linked with climate change by none other than Ed Miliband, the climate change secretary.

While issuing a call to arms for a 'Make Poverty History-style popular movement' to force political leaders to act on cutting carbon emissions, Miliband told the Observer newspaper:

'We live in a world where this kind of campaigning can spread across the world - Susan Boyle appears on Britain's Got Talent and a week later 50 million people have watched it on YouTube.'

The story was published on Sunday 26 April. Have you seen an earlier climate connection, or do you have climate connections of your own? I think we should be told.


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