Politics Of Tsunami Early Warning System
There is a very informative post by Philip Stott at EnviroSpin Watch. It applauds the recent decision to establish a tsunami early warning system for the Indian Ocean and then goes on to highlight the possible difficulties of implementation. And here is the crunch: "The science is the easy bit - the political will and local planning within each state are what will really count". Among the potentially serious weak links Philip points to is this:
all countries surrounding the Indian Ocean must participate if the system is going to work effectively. In this respect, secretive states like Burma (Myanmar) and politically-difficult areas like the north of Sri Lanka and Aceh province in Sumatra thus pose limitations.Read the rest.