Friday, September 24, 2004

placing the blame: hurricanes and global warming

Caribbean editors and bloggers are seeking to place partial responsibility for the rash of hurricanes this month on the United States. Does this constitute a collective displacement of blame onto another country? Or is it a case of appealing for international solidarity at a time of great trauma and loss? I'll let you decide, but as with many of these climate-related debates, the jury is clearly still out. For the British Left's perspective, see reportage in the Manchester Guardian. For an American Free Market approach, see the blog called Tech Central Station. Of course the cloudy state of scientific discourse on this issue won't deter editorial writers for the Jamaica Gleaner or a blogger from Trinidad from offering their two cents.

Turn to the Edu-Tourism blog for further coverage of this raging debate.

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