Hurricanes and Climate Change: Huge Dangers, Huge Unknowns, Dr.Jeff Masters
Yolanda/Haiyan, like Typhooon Bopha last year is being blamed on Climate Change caused by criminal burning of fossil fuels in the West.
Right in line is Samar and Leyte Islands, one of the poorest places in the country (see below)
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The Japanese weather center warned of gusts up to 205 knots, that’s an incredible, unheard of 379.6 kph! The Phillipine project NOAH forecast storm tides of up to 17 feet, with many towns only 10 feet above sea level.
Super++ Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan may be worse than the catastrophic Bopha which struck further south last year. Bopha was blamed partly on Climate Change due to sea temperatures higher than ever before.
Yolanda will score a direct hit on Samar and Leyte Islands, one of the poorest parts of the Phillipines.
While Climate Criminals jet round the globe and drive 4X4 Hummers spewing CO2 and causing Climate Chaos it’s people like those on SAMAR ISLAND who are their innocent victims.
Samar Island in the Philippines, the opposite of Paradise
A large proportion of the inhabitants of Manila’s shanty towns come from the island of Samar, in the centre of the country. An exodus which is rooted in the inequalities of rural life in the Philippines.
In the area around the bridge spanning the river, which is as black as coal and overflowing with garbage laughingly retrieved by children, a whole population is busy patching up poor dwellings of tarpaulins and boards destroyed that very morning by order of the municipality. We are in Caloocan, not the poorest quarter of Manila, but certainly not the richest. Anna Vanessa, who comes from the island of Samar in the centre of the country, arrived in Manila when she was thirteen years old. Because, she recalls, “life was impossible in Samar: too many typhoons, not enough work…”. She adds that she does not
blame the municipal wreckers: “They are only doing their job”…. continued here
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George Monbiot: latest on Climate Change http://www.monbiot.com/2012/12/03/forbidden-planet/
Demand CO2-free gasoline It exists NOW http://co2freefuelexistsnow.wordpress.com/
Poor countries demand action at UN climate talks (utsandiego.com)
Exxon Hates Your Children (ecowatch.org)
Super Typhoon BOPHA with 275kph winds to hit Philippines.. update (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
Super Typhoon Bhopa (Pablo) to destroy Village..photo (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
A Storm Brews in Doha (ipsnews.net)
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
Fracking for ‘tight oil’..huge toxic boom in US.
report: London Buses could be CO2 and pollution free. For $37.5m with NH3.
new book: Imperiled Life, Revolution against Climate Catastrophe.