If the ruling party in South Africa will get its way; then predictions about the weather in Africa / that are not approved by the state-run South African Weather Service - will become illegal. Meaning that if you warn somebody about an approaching storm that can sentence you to prison.
The proposal states that "it will be classified as a serious offense to issue warnings about bad weather or air pollution without written permission" from the South African Weather Service, the equivalent of SMHI. TV channel e-TV protest that they can not quickly warn about the storms. For example, if a city is hit by a tornado, the survivors will not be able to warn the neighboring town without committing a crime.
This law doesn't make it illegal for meteorologists to issue bad forecasts. It makes it illegal for meteorologists who doesn't work for the South African Weather Service to issue severe weather warnings.
If you want to read more;
Link (swedish): http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/va...ig_6798031.svd
* Thoughts about this?
What I think about this? Well, my first thougth was:
Now I want to read more about this. Anybody that have heard any updates?
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Thinking about it; the title on this thread is misleading. Lol, please forgive me again. ~