OUR thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered the greatest damage and tragedies during this past weekend’s flooding. Flood, like fire, destroys everything in its path without regard to social position or wealth; a great equalizer.
While literally hundreds of thousands remained in shelters throughout the region, the “experts” headed to the press and the media to echo the junk science mantra of global warming and climate change. Not only is the idea of man-made climate change false by any measure of scientific legitimacy, it also insures that in a generation or so, residents of Metro Manila will endure another disaster exactly the same as in these past days.
I wrote on this page a couple of months ago that instead of wasting money on nonsense climate-change initiatives, maybe the money would be better spent on upgrading the flood-control system of Metro Manila. But, of course, a public-works project that might really benefit the populace would gain the headlines as being portrayed as a political leader who will save the environment.