One article I read included this.
European papers have suggested that Katrina was the punishment the US
received for failing to sign onto the Kyoto accord, Islamic militants have
rejoiced that "private" Katrina has joined in the holy war against the U.S. for
- among other things - the Iraq war. Some have even suggested that the hurricane
was God's punishment on the U.S. for cooperating in the removal of Jews from the
However, beyond these speculations is a more general
acknowledgement that New Orleans, the epicentre of the disaster, was a "sin
city" which harboured few rivals. The New Orleans "southern decadence"
festival which was to take place Labour Day weekend, is described by a French
Quarter tourism site as "sort of like a gayer version of Mardi Gras" which is
"most famous (or infamous) for the displays of naked flesh which characterize
the event," with "public displays of sexuality . . . pretty much everywhere you
Wow! When Ol' BC went to school, this wasn't taught as how storms develop. I feel much more enlightened now.
Just an observation.