Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Brewing a Mega Disaster

Ketsana has now become a grim part of the History of the typhoon battered Philippines. This hurricane caused one of the worst floodings in the archipelago. According to the government, almost 2 million people have been affected by the storms, with up to 375,000 people located in evacuation centers as of September 29. The death toll is recorded at 240.

The victims have lost a great deal from this disaster – their homes, belongings, businesses, family members. Just when everyone thought the worse has come, another super-typhoon brewed in the pacific, threatening the already battered islands. But with God’s grace, the super-typhoon went up North, perhaps to give the people time to recuperate before the next blow.

But this was just the beginning. The climate change caused by our mindlessness to preserve the serenity of nature has caused this to unfold. The emissions from our car engines and our industries has tweaked the weather so sharply that now, we are experiencing the effects.

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