Archive | November 11, 2013

“It is time to stop this madness”

November 11, 2013

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“To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of you armchair. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling polar ice caps, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce.

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Just how big was Typhoon Haiyan?

November 11, 2013

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It seems that Typhoon Haiyan, perhaps the history’s most powerful storm, has killed roughly 10,000 in the Philippines. Just how big was it? Perhaps this jaw-dropping photo can help Americans understand. It would have covered much of the US East Coast — with winds far stronger than either Karina’s or Sandy’s.

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