From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
By Paul Homewood
There’s been an fascinating comply with as much as this story in regards to the Pakistan floods on the finish of August:
Readers will recall that the declare that one third of the nation was underneath water instantly set off my BS detector, and I did a full evaluation right here, completely debunking it.
However simply a few days after my piece, the BBC’s Extra or Much less radio programme additionally seemed on the declare, after some viewers had complained:
They interviewed an environmental scientist who checked out what the assorted satellite tv for pc information indicated. His conclusion was that the true determine was that about 10% of the nation had been affected by floods, and far of this was quick time period.
In truth, all of the BBC needed to do was what I did in a couple of minutes, and test what NASA have been reporting:
It was plainly evident that nothing like a 3rd of the nation had flooded. Certainly a easy have a look at the map would have proven them that a lot of Pakistan is both mountainous or desert, which might be unimaginable to flood.
They may even have checked with the UN catastrophe company, OCHA, who have been publishing common stories on the flooding.
In line with them, the world affected was 75000 sq km, or 9% of the nation:
In truth, these are exactly the kind of checks the BBC ought to have carried out earlier than making their absurd declare. One which anyone with an oz. of widespread sense, or integrity, would have instantly suspected was unsuitable.
It’s doubly ironic that the BBC’s protection was that the one third declare had been broadly reported throughout the media. This reveals simply how completely corrupt many of the media is these days.
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