Thursday, July 28, 2011
Today's Climate Change Quirk
It's another of those never-ending "once in a century" stories. The heaviest rainfall in a century has triggered devastating floods and landslides in the Seoul area of South Korea. The quirky bit is that the landslides have exposed land mines and other exploded ordinance left over from the 1950-53 Korean War. Authorities are trying to figure out where that stuff ended up. To make matters worse, a landslide collapsed an ammunition depot sweeping away explosive ordinance. The South Korean military says it has recovered the ordinance that included dozens of landmines.