Refuting PUB Expert Panel that increase in rainfall intensity contributes to flooding
April 4th, 2012 | Author: Ng Kok Lim
Dear expert panel, I refer to the 12 Jan 2012 Straits Times report “Annual rainfall is increasing here: Experts” . It was reported that rainfall increased by 15mm a year on average between 1968 and 2008. The table below was constructed using government rainfall data . It shows that by shifting the years by one or two, a completely different…
Posted on June 19, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment
The Zetas discussed an impressive UFO display from late March on the Strip:
Los Vegas is the glitter capitol of the US, where gambling and live entertainment make this a favorite tourist destination. Even if one loses the funds they came with, they can leave with a smile as they have been entertained, or so the management hopes. Certainly, even during this the second Great Depression, they have not been at a loss for traffic, and…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.
Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this week endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. He said the fertile land, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, could provide an insurance policy for…
Posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments
It sounds like a story ripped from the parody-filled pages of The Onion, but some Japanese lawmakers really do want to build a "backup city" that would take over the functions of Tokyo, including tourism, in the event of a catastrophe.
The idea was floated last month at a Tokyo luncheon, with a follow-up in The Telegraph last week. "The idea of being able to have a backup, a spare battery for the functions of the nation ... isn't this really a good idea?" Hajime Ishii, a…
Posted on November 4, 2011 at 5:30am — 2 Comments