Climate Change Metastasising into a New Reason to Hate the West

Posted: August 23, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Watts Up With That?

Outrageous claim from Al Jazeera about climate “denial”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Al Jazeera, a news outlet of the Qatari Royal Family, has blamed climate for a deadly landslide in Sierra Leone, though they admit cutting down local trees might have contributed.

Is climate change to blame in Freetown?

Humanity may have worsened the conditions on the ground but is the weather worse anyway?

Rob McElwee

The deadly landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Monday morning was undoubtedly partly the result of deforestation. During the rainy season, Sierra Leone is one of the wettest places on earth, statistically. And from that point of view, it is a surprise that such disasters don’t happen more often.

It looks as though the changing climate may make the future risk even greater as more frequent and more violent rainy season events such as this are a measurable consequence.

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