Goodbye Tuvalu and Kiribati. Goodbye the Maldives and Florida. And goodbye Holland — an especially unfair end for the nation that is busy hosting the UN summit on global warming this week. Even if all the nations there reach agreement on reducing their carbon emissions it might already be too late to stop the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. That could be followed by a 10-metre rise in sea level and the disappearance of dozens of nations. Isn’t there are any good news about the world these days?