Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Signs of the times, earthquakes, floods, ice bergs, volcano, volcanic clouds : Dry Bones cartoon.
According to Time's EcoCentric Blog two days ago:
The Asian Floods—Signs of Climate Catastrophes to Come?
"They haven't gotten anywhere near the attention they deserve, but the floods that have struck much of Asia over the past couple of weeks may be the biggest humanitarian disaster in recent memory—bigger even than the earthquake that hit Haiti in January and the 2004 Asian tsunami. Both of those catastrophes killed far more, but the floods have affected 13 million people in Pakistan alone, and parts of India, China and North Korea have also suffered from the rains. The floods will destroy homes and business, wreck agriculture and destroy infrastructure, leave disease and disability in their wake. Flooding in China has already killed more than 1,100 people this year and caused tens of billions of dollars of damage. In shaky Pakistan, where the public has been enraged by the government's typically fumbling response to the flood, it could even increase support for hard-line Islamic groups."-more
And for a list of disasters (both man-made and natural) from prehistoric times to the present, check out

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