“Sri Lankan wildlife officials are stunned – the worst tsunami in memory has killed around 22,000 people along the Indian Ocean island’s coast, but they can’t find any dead animals.“
“Enzo Boschi, the head of Italy’s National Geophysics Institute, likened the quake’s power to detonating a million atomic bombs the size of those dropped on Japan during World War II, and said the shaking was so powerful it even disturbed the Earth’s rotation.“
Paul Carr of The Guardian says BBC cuts are another thing he doesn’t need.
“The point of the BBC is that it spends my money on things I don’t care about – like the Shipping Forecast and letting Ian Wright present the National Lottery. That’s what it’s for. Likewise, their online raison d’etre should be to pour money into web things that are silly, or unpopular or in competition with a commercial rival, without shame or explanation. Because it’s through this diversity that bbc.co.uk has become the most emotionally satisfying site on the web.“
He’s not wrong.
If the BBC don’t do it, no commercial organisation will – unless there’s a profit to be made, of course.