Shadowfoxmi writes: http://www.vgchartz.com/news/news.php?id=316
Sony had already lowered their expected systems sold, and word was out that sales were going to be lower than expected. The NPD and VGChartz.com predicted somewhere around 100-120k systems sold over the course of month in the US. Now word is out that even those totals were too high: the actual total is around 88,000 systems sold
gollum123 writes: "One of Earth's most important absorbers of carbon dioxide (CO2) is failing to soak up as much of the greenhouse gas as it was expected to, scientists say ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6665147. stm ). The decline of Antarctica's Southern Ocean carbon "sink" — or reservoir — means that atmospheric CO2 levels may be higher in future than predicted. This effect had been predicted by climate scientists, and is taken into account — to some extent — by climate models. But it appears to be happening 40 years ahead of schedule. As CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, it makes them more acidic, harming populations of marine organisms such as coral. The latest study suggests that phenomenon will only get worse over the century."