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Singaporeans not buying "Experts'" blaming persistent flooding on rain

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” [1]. 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 [2]. It shows that by shifting the years by one or two, a completely different…

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Added by Kris H on June 19, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Las Vegas soon to be ghost town?

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…

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Added by Kris H on April 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Kiribati: Island Nation Explores Moving Entire Population to Fiji

 

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…

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Added by Kris H on March 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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