Lots of heavy rain in Carrigaline caused some flooding yesterday along with a high tide and a full moon. I was out for a quick walk after the worst of the rain and was able to get up close to some of the flooding.
Over the next few days and into next week you will see new changes to the website. It will be ongoing for the next few days. The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022.
On This Day
On Nov 8th 2013 the Philippines endured what many consider its worst natural disaster when the country was struck by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded to strike land.
On Nov 8th 2015 despite trailing in most polls, Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, even though his opponent Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million.
Gordon Ramsay (Celebrity Chef) is 56
Rickie Lee Jones (Singer Songwriter) is 68
Saint For Today
Saint Geoffrey. He was an outstanding monk and a reformer of monasteries. It is said he spent most of his time in prayer and was admired for his spirituality and dedication to the Gospels
Significance of Today
Today Nov 8th is World Radiography Day. In 1895 there was an incredible discovery made, one that would utterly change the way we looked at the human body, both literally and figuratively. On the back of this discovery, a million new technologies would be developed in the areas of medicine, security, and much more.
The Cop 27, Climate Conference also continues in Egypt today. The international forum attracts environmental groups, scientists, business leaders, celebrities, journalists and protesters demanding that governments speed up and act on their pledges to halt climate change and its impact on our world today.
Interesting Quote For Today
“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” ~ Emmanuel Macron
Did You Know
Did you know that over the last 100 years, the average temperature on Earth has warmed by 1°C. In our day to day lives, we may not notice much of a difference if the temperature went up by one degree, but this temperature rise has had a significant impact on the planet.
The temperature is continuing to rise, and the past five years are, collectively, the warmest years in the modern record. Currently, countries around the world are working towards the targets set out in the Paris Agreement which aim to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C and limit it to 1.5°C if possible.