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Data from satellite photographs of the tropical rain forest

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9. Data from satellite photographs of the tropical rain forest in Melonia show that last year the deforestation rate of this environmentally sensitive zone was significantly lower than in previous years. The Melonian government, which spent millions of dollars last year to enforce laws against burning and cutting of the forest, is claiming that the satellite data indicate that its increased efforts to halt the destruction are proving effective.
Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the government’s claim?
(A) Landowner opposition to the government’s antideforestation efforts grew more violent last year in response to the increased enforcement.
(B) Rainfall during the usually dry 6-month annual burning season was abnormally heavy last year.
(C) Government agents had to issue fines totaling over $9 million to 3,500 violators of burning-and-cutting regulations.
(D) The inaccessibility of much of the rain forest has made it impossible to confirm the satellite data by direct observation from the field.
(E) Much of the money that was designated last year for forest preservation has been spent on research and not on enforcement.


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So .. Deforestation rate has slowed down as compared to previous years. Govt claims that it spent millions of dollars on deforestation efforts and the satellite images prove that government efforts paid off .. seriously ??? It's like saying .. I was singing a song, it rained -> so my voice provoked the rain clouds to collide, resulting in rain. Yeah right.

I guess you get the flaw .. and you are supposed to weaken the argument. Clearly option B makes it explicit that the deforestation rate slowed down because of the rain and not because of government efforts.
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Only B makes sense.
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