I love this one, but the comments at the end are the best part.
The idiot who wrote the article, of course, takes the global warming BS in as fact. The article starts with a full acquiescence: "This is the concern of environmentalists as flowers are losing their scent due to climate change and air pollution. And their fragrance may be lost forever."
The key to it lies here: "Datuk Bandar Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said City Hall used to spend RM1.5 million ($635,100) a month to plant and maintain flowers in the city, but the contractor's services were terminated in March last year.
City Hall has taken over the planting, opting for bou-gainvillea and the tropical shrubs, Ixora, for their durability and cheaper cost."
Bou-gainvillea are a beautiful, sturdy and thorny vine that flower in a variety of colors, grows easily and rapidly, but the blooms have no scent.
Dr Abdul Latif Mohamad said "Malaysia needed to follow in the footsteps of Japan, Europe, the United States, China and South Korea which have invested millions in the research of genetically modified seeds." He can do this at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, maybe for a large fee.
---The First Three Reader's Comments---
• I think my farts are getting worse due to global warming. I may need extra carbon credits. [Rbt. Wheeler]
• Funny global warming had just the opposite effect on my armpit [Bud Holbein]
• Lost scent is due to hybridization not global warming. Quit with cross breeding and you'll get the fragrance intended back. Man playing God makes everything STINK [Lillybee]