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The five must-read posts from today, on Eton, voter turnout and gay rights.

1. David Cameron's Eton schooldays

Paul Waugh reports on a new book, out next month, that gives a fictitious account of the Tory leader's days at school.

2. The great turnout quandary

Turnout will rise to between 65 and 70 per cent at the next election, predicts PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson.

3. The Oscars adopt the Alternative Vote

At Next Left, Sunder Katwala blogs on electoral reform . . . at the Oscars.

4. James Purnell's confusion on markets

Liberal Conspiracy's Chris Dillow argues that Purnell's belief that politicans can intervene both to override markets and to build new ones is naive.

5. Gay rights -- what will you believe: the Tory spin or the Tory voting record?

Stephen Tall at Liberal Democrat Voice looks at the Conservatives' voting record on gay issues, and questions whether they will seriously advance gay equality if they come into power.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.