Those of you who have been following this blog for a while will have noticed that I have changed the layout. I hope that it is a bit more pleasing to the eye and will encourage you to come back again and again. I'm still playing around with the organization, but for the most part, I think this is how it will look for a while. I welcome any comments or criticisms regarding the layout.
You may have also noticed that I have sold out. I now have advertisements on the right of the page near the links to previous posts. I have to admit that the cost was too little and the temptation was too great. If you know me personally then the only surprise was that it took me this long. If you are offended by the commercialization of the fine art that is my blog, then I am sorry for crushing your spirit. Don't worry, you're strong. You'll pull through.
In other news something that no one in Abu Dhabi has been talking about is how if climate change raises the water level of the oceans, Abu Dhabi will be under water by 2100. Below are images printed in an article in The National, a local newspaper. They show the land that will be submerged with a 1 meter rise in sea level and with a 9 meter rise in sea level. That big island in the first picture is the main part of Abu Dhabi.
The truly interesting thing about this is that the U.A.E., as one of the world's leading oil producing nations and having one of the largest carbon footprint gets to be the organizer of it's own demise. This gives the city of Abu Dhabi and the whole of the U.A.E. a vested interest in finding cleaner energy technology and in promoting conservation. Are there any guesses as to whether or not this will happen?