February 25, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Bolivia is hit by floods

Bolivia has suffered terrible flooding in the past few weeks, and over 40 people have died and many thousands are homeless. According to the International Red Cross, over 350,000 people have been affected, and diseases such as malaria are spreading rapidly. "President Evo Morales blames the floods on developed states failing to tackle climate change. Meteorologists say the El Niño phenomenon is the root cause." See BBC. The absurdity of linking such tragedies to the failure of the United States to sign the Kyoto Protocol is self-evident.