Monday, December 27, 2004


I have a classmate who is from Sri Lanka. She had planned to visit the country in January, but she doesn't know if she will go now. She told me that her relatives and friends are safe because they don't live close to the coastline.

Here are some sources on Tsunami:

UPDATE 12/28/04:
I have been "waiting" for the environmentalists to use this natural disaster for their own anti-man agenda. Here is an excerpt from an article (A Great Natural Disaster. Prosperity is the best defense against a tsunami.) in the OpinionJournal. [Via Cox & Forkum's post, Tsunami.]

One might think that a disaster of this scale would transcend normal national or political considerations. But in the world of environmental zealotry, even an event such as this is seen as an opportunity to press the agenda. Thus, the source of the South Asian tsunami is being located in global warming.

In an interview with the Independent newspaper in Britain, Stephen Tindale, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: "No one can ignore the relentless increase in extreme weather events and so-called natural disasters, which in reality are no more natural than a plastic Christmas tree." Speaking to the same newspaper, Friends of the Earth Director Tony Juniper pressed the argument home: "Here again are yet more events in the real world that are consistent with climate change predictions." It is perhaps appropriate that the strongest, recent refutation to such feverish assertions may be found in Michael Crichton's new thriller--also about environmental extremists, a tsunami and the myths of global warming. (OpinionJournal, 12/28/04.)