A cold and treeless biome, with short growing periods and small plants (grasses, mosses, herbs). See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
The first people to use umbrellas in 18th century Britain were laughed at and called 'mincing Frenchmen'.
Quote of the Day
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.Those who count the votes decide everything. "
~ Josef Stalin
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.