Junkscience.com’s Steven Milloy explains that environmental activists have shown no depths to which they won’t stoop to exploit the tsunami disaster for their own anti-global warming/anti-development purposes. He notes some prominent examples and adds:
Earthquakes aren’t caused by the weather or greenhouse gas emissions; they’re caused by tectonics Ã¢â?¬â?? that is naturally moving geological faults. While tectonics may cause climate changes, the reverse is not true.
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Moreover, the environmentalists are in feverish denial about the two factors that will, in the end, contribute most to the horrendous death toll from the tsunamis Ã¢â?¬â?? the lack of an early warning system and lack of adequate post-disaster sanitation, both of which are tragic by-products of the region’s severe economic under-development. Given that fact, how deceptive and calculating of the environmentalists to blame “development” as the deadly cause!
Here’s another perspective from British MP Boris Johnson on the “blame man” argument:
Whatever you say about the slipping of tectonic plates on the sea-bed off Sumatra, it had nothing to do with global warming. It was not caused by decadent use of Right Guard, or George W Bush, or the flouting of the Kyoto Protocol, or inadequate enforcement of the Windows and Doors Regulation of April 2002.”
The Wall Street Journal also weighs in: