Super-Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Philippines, and the Elephant

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posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 08:03 AM
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Super-Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda is the largest on record. The disaster in the Philippines is one of the worst, some say on par with the 2004 Indonesia tsunami. The experts say it's not gonna stop, just get worse. The elephant in the room is climate change. Whether or not climate change is man-made, whether or not human effort can fix or affect the "problem," this planet's island nations are threatened along with coastal populations. Whatever the cause, millions and millions of people are facing storm floods like we've never seen before.

Should we take responsibility and think about what it all means? Relocate people and cities before disaster strikes? Or keep our heads stuck firmly up our butts and continue as if nothing is coming?




posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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I didn't like the city so I moved to the country .My boss bought a nice place close to the ocean and there was a storm and they got a surge and he got flooded ...He still has the place but did nothing to address a surge in the future ...Oh well what can you do ..Some people live on mountains and some live in house boats ...These people living on Islands that are either sinking or the ocean are rising ,needs to look at Dubi and maybe build the Island up or just move ..



posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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Should we take responsibility and think about what it all means? Relocate people and cities before disaster strikes? Or keep our heads stuck firmly up our butts and continue as if nothing is coming?

People affected the most by these disasters are poorer, a lot of them live in their countries versions of slums and ghettos. The land they occupy along coasts and waterways flood during seasonal storms, periodically destroying what infrastructure has been built back up from the last time it was all washed to sea.

They really don't have much choice. Life is already risky for them anyway. Relocating these "cities" would be problematic. Where would they go? Who would pay for it?

On the plus side, some good beach side property can be had for cheap right now. The last tenants just up and left.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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People affected the most by these disasters are poorer...
They really don't have much choice. Life is already risky for them anyway. Relocating these "cities" would be problematic. Where would they go? Who would pay for it?


Those are the right questions. Looks like they're stuck. Man loses Climate Change Refugee Plea




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