Monday, January 04, 2010
Back in 2003 the BBC reported how the once "wettest place on earth" was having to bring water in by road as there was a drought. The reason? Deforestation, plus an increase in population from 7,000 in 1960 to 15 times that today. Oh, and a cement plant was built nearby, which polluted the environment and which uses water in the production process.
So, three reasons why the rainfall has decreased. Deforestation, population increase and pollution. All reported on the BBC website (hit the link in the title bar)
Now fast forward to December 2009. The same journalist revisits the area and reports that the lack in rainfall is down to "global warming". here's the link:
Talk about making the facts fit the latest scaremongering!
As I said repeatedly, the climate is changing. It always is. Cutting down the world's rainforest may have a lot to do with it. The undeniable fact that there are three times more people alive on this planet than there were when I was born might also have something to do with it. There is also a correlation between sunspot activity and the earth's temperature that scientists have proved beyond doubt.
I just get so pissed off when rich businessmen out to make a killing at our expense try and blame it all on our cars' exhausts.
thanks to http://biased-bbc.blogspot.com/ for the tip