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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Did global warming cause this, too?

As Newsbusters noted, the recent floods in England have been attributed to global warming by many media outlets. Indeed, any kind of weather changes seem to be attributed to global warming. Active hurricane season? Global warming. Mild hurricane season? Global warming. Severe winter? Global warming. Mild winter? Global winter. Flooding? Global warming. Droughts? Global warming.

No matter what happens, it seems to be the fault of global warming. Yet, the American media has been strangely silent about the deaths of at least 70 Peruvian children due to freezing weather:

At least 70 children have died during a spell of freezing weather in the Andean regions of Peru, officials have said.

The children, all under five years old, died of pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses over the past three months.

They lived in rural areas at high altitude, where temperatures in some cases are reported to have plummeted to as low as -20C (-4F).

Peruvian Health Minister Carlos Vallejos said almost 2,000 medics had been deployed in the affected areas.

He told the BBC he expected the situation to get worse before it improves.

Forecasters in Peru are predicting the cold spell will continue until September.

Even low-lying jungle regions are facing unusually cold weather, with temperatures dropping to 10C (50F).

Many adults have also died during the harsh winter, and thousands of people are suffering from pneumonia and other respiratory infections.


As Newsbusters noted, Google and LexisNexis have no record of American media covering this, one of the worst cold-related disasters in Peruvian history. They were happy to cover flooding in England, something that could easily be a symptom of global warming. But something that punches a hole in that story gets overlooked, regardless of the scope. Children are dying in Peru, but it doesn't fit into a neat little liberal agenda, so it gets overlooked.

Unless, of course, someone gets some kind of miraculous brainwave on how to say that this cold snap was caused by global warming, instead.

Hat Tip: Newsbusters

1 comments:

Rickvid in Seattle said...

Well, my very young lady, it is winter in Peru being in theuthern hemisphere as it is. And it is usually cold in winter Ergo, the mountians of Peru will get cold. Because of Globall Warmening. If it were not for all those hummers and industrial wastes produced by overly consuming evil Amerikans, these children would be alive today. It is Bush's fault because George Bush hates little Peruvian mountain children. Karl Rove and the Illuminati in league with the World Wide Zionist Conspiracy (WWZC) are committing genocide on small brown people in Gaza and Peru. That's why we need to help in Darfur. There are 24 Jewish super dooper top secret double naught spies stirring up all that trouble. Didn't you read about it? Yes, you did, I am sure, but YOU, missy, being a tool of the Bu$shitlerburton Crime Family and WWZC, Inc., don't want us to know about that, now do you! Splitter! Repressionist. Tool of rampany worldwide capitalism!

AAARRRRGGGHH!!! Where are my valium?