Great-Central

Scientists have predicted that western America will have a 35-year “megadrought” by the end of the century. Researchers from NASA and Columbia and Cornell Universities predict that if the world continues the same level of greenhouse gas emissions, the Southwest and central Great Plains have over an 80% chance of experiencing the worst drought in 1,000 years. Source

flickr

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 4th May 2015 by loose_grip_99
Via Flickr:
The Bank Holiday service began this morning with Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48624 departing on the 10.00 from Loughborough. Rob seems to be looking far out from the cab for something, maybe the hi-vis of the photographer who had just walked up the line. Alongside in the Up Through is Class 08 diesel Jocko D3690 shunting stock.

vimeo

The Sarah Silverman Program’s tribute to the late Harris Wittels is heartbreaking

Harris Wittels fans know the late comedian got his start in Hollywood as a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program and that Silverman, in particular, took Wittels’ recent death fairly hard. That’s why it’s so sweet that Silverman, Rob Schrab, and the rest of cast and crew of the show put together a tribute to Wittels’ work on the show. It’s bittersweet, to say the least—especially with Silverman singing a sad Bright Eyes song over the closing montage—but also a funny look back at just how Wittels’ singular voice shaped so much of the show.

More at avclub.com