At least 100 people were killed after a tropical storm swept through the northern Philippines. Manila experiencing its worst flooding in nearly half a century. More than 330,000 people were affected by storm. It’s the 15th of about 20 typhoons and storms that forecasters expect will lash the country this year. With the lack of food and water more people may die waiting for relief.
A scenario that could become a seasonal issue … worldwide.
In the near future, which can be tomorrow, we are more likely to die of natural disaster caused by global warming than a terrorist attack. The G20 leaders put no specific numbers on the table, just a vague statement of ridiculous intentions.
In California we are being told to get ready for El Niño, which is likely to cause floods and landslides. And even tho we know it usually only comes around every 12 to 15 years we also know that each round gets closer in time and the strength of those natural disasters keep getting stronger.
Of course when you know that in 90 years London is likely to become as hot as the Cairo in Egypt in its worst scenario, you could think that it may be a good investment to buy a condo in London for your kids and grandkids, after all it is not a bad thing for the British people to say bye-bye to fog, rain and cold … except that along the way the city will have been engulfed by the rise of sea level. And that is not good for the real estate business …
Not a single country is prepared for natural disasters on a big scale, we saw that 4 years ago during Katrina in New Orleans. It’s very scary to know that our future and the future of this planet is in the hands of irresponsible people.
If things would change, let’s say tomorrow, and things are stabilized, the positive effects will not occur for another century. So maybe the G20 was right by saying they will ‘try’ to reduce the Greenhouse gases by 30% in the nest 10 years … what’s 10 years !? It’s nothing and maybe it won’t kill that many people after all.
We know we can’t have faith in our leaders, so let’s hope, Jesus, Allah, The Green Tara, The Virgin Mary, Buddha, Ganesh, Altjira, your grandmother’s spirit … it does not matter who you are praying to, can do something for all of us!