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Vatican newspaper airs plea to help poor countries predict major storms

Catholic World News - August 12, 2010

A prominent Italian scientist, writing in the Vatican newspaper, has said that advanced nations should provide technical assistance to less wealthy countries, helping to give them advance warning of major storms. Franco Prodi said that while he could not be certain whether or not climate change is causing a string of extreme meteorological events, he could say with certainty that poor countries would be better prepared for devastating storms if they had access to better equipment.

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  • Posted by: jflare293129 - Aug. 13, 2010 1:59 AM ET USA

    I would support this except that we, the US, have all too often tried to be a "good neighbor" and offer help as a courtesy...and been smacked for some dumb thing when we don't offer help exactly the way someone wants it! I'm not interested in seeing us involved in yet another worldwide effort in which the American taxpayer has zero control over decisions being made, but none-the-less is rewarded with a large part of the bill.

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