2/1/11, Global warming profiteers give cover for Pakistan criminal government responsible for floods and deaths, Paki officials demand more cash
Pakistan floods were forecast at least 10 days before they happened but the information was withheld by a London company and by Pakistan itself, which resulted in deaths (a crime). Those on board the global warming ponzi scheme have eagerly used photos of the flood as proof of global warming rather than focusing on actual crimes that led to deaths.
1/31/11, "Pakistan flood warning 'not passed on'," BBC
"A study has suggested that the effects of last year's floods in Pakistan could have been less catastrophic if European weather forecasts had been shared with Pakistan.
The American Geophysical Union said the forecasts could have given up to
- 10 days' advance warning of the floods.
The study said this could have allowed the authorities in northern Pakistan to take preventative measures.
- The monsoon floods affected 20 million people and one fifth of the country.
At least 1,500 people died in the deluge.
The American Geophysical Union said the information
- did not reach Pakistan because of a "lack of cooperation between the forecasting centre and Pakistan".
Pakistan's own weather agency also did not forecast the floods, the organisation added.
"This disaster could have been minimised and even the flooding could have been minimised," said Peter Webster, a professor of earth and atmospheric science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and lead writer of the study.
"If we were working with Pakistan, they would have known eight to 10 days in advance that the floods were coming."
The study, which used data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), found that the floods could have been predicted if the data had "been processed and fed into a hydrological model,
- which takes terrain into account".
The London-based ECMWF, however, said it did not
- "give out weather forecasts and weather warnings to the general public
- or media".
ECMWF scientist Anna Ghelli was quoted as saying that the organising provided forecasts to its members and co-operating states and
- "they are responsible to prepare forecasts for the public and advise the authorities in their own countries"."
ap photo, Pakistan floods. top photo, postcolonialites.com
So it wasn't America's fault after all. ed.
Reference: 8/18/10, "Illegal logging by Pakistan's timber mafia increased flooding devastation," Treehugger.com, Matthew McDermott