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BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: The keel arrives prior to the keel-laying ceremony of the new polar research ship for Britain, RRS Sir David Attenborough, which is named after him, at Cammell Laird shipyard, on October 17, 2016 in Birkenhead, England. World-renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough initiated the lifting of the first block. The RRS Sir David Attenborough is being built by Cammell Laird and operated by British Antarctic Survey. The new research ship will be one of the most advanced in the world. The keel-laying ceremony is a maritime tradition said to bring luck to the ship during her construction and to the captain and crew during her life. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

If Only They’d Called Boaty McBoatface ‘Titanic II’…

Whispery-voiced, gorilla-hugging Malthusian Sir David Attenborough was on the BBC this morning explaining why the polar research vessel which has just been named after him – the one that was supposed to be called Boaty McBoatface till some killjoys intervened – will be so vital in the war on climate change.

Ararat, AUSTRALIA: A photo taken 16 November 2006 shows Australia's largest wind farm, the Challicum Hills wind farm near Ararat, some 195kms west of Melbourne. Australia is among the three worst per capita emitters of greenhouse gases in the developed world, while Victoria is the worst offender in Australia. Recent research showed that three of the four most polluting power stations in Australia were in Victoria's Latrobe Valley. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Coming to a Town Near You: The Great Green Energy Disaster

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a broken down elevator? I have and it’s absolutely bloody terrifying. The claustrophobia; the rising heat; the shortage of air; the gnawing fear that something even worse might happen – a fire, say – before the rescue services have time to reach you…


Read: The Worst Article Written By Anyone Ever

Meet Yasmin Abdel-Magied: racing car engineer; hijab-wearing Sudanese-Australian activist; special snowflake – and author of what is without question the worst article ever written by anyone in the history of the universe.


So Farewell Then, David Cameron…

David Cameron has announced that he will shortly be resigning his comfy Oxfordshire safe seat, Witney. Some readers may have trouble remembering who, exactly, this sleek, flush-faced back bench Tory MP is. So let me remind you: he was until really quite