Sarah Palin, your guide to Alaska

Watch out, David Attenborough . . .

Brand Palin is a constantly expanding, morphing, multi-tentacled octopus of a situation and we are soon to be presented with its latest incarnation, the nature documentary!

According to rumour, the former governor is asking Discovery for $1.2m per episode for Sarah Palin's Alaska, which would make the series one of the most expensive nature programmes ever made. Obviously none of this is confirmed, but by God if there's even a hint of truth in it then it's pretty astonishing.

The gargantuan sum aside, doesn't Palin prefer to shoot animals rather than observe their idiosyncrasies? I can't really imagine her, Attenborough-style, skulking down on her haunches for hours and whispering at spiders through a bush.

But maybe Sarah will prove her doubters wrong, leading the viewer through the Alaskan wonderland with delicacy. She certainly loves the place, and looks confident in the company of a dead fish. (Atters, I think your nature-doc throne is safe. Panic not.)

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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.