Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Those of you who don't read the Oil Drum (where I first discovered the story) or any of the climate watch blogs will likely be unaware that a major Hurricane, of Katrina-scale proportions, is about to hit the Persian gulf, with major consequences in all sorts of areas. The quickest way to grasp what's coming up is at the Wunderblog here, the first Oil Drum post on it, with some extremely informative extra comments, is here.
In particular, if it causes the havoc at Bandar Abbas that it's reasonable to expect, then the Iranian government is going to come under real strain, with wildly unpredicable consequences.
UPDATE: go here for a description of damage and aftermath. Strange how silent the western media is about it.