LURCHING FROM ONE DISASTER TO THE NEXT
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TORONTO, Oct 30, 2010 (IPS) - The world is
ill-prepared for the human toll from the expected
increase in floods, droughts and extreme storms and hurricanes
on the horizon.
So say experts like Peter Walker, director of
University-based Feinstein International Center near Boston.
In late 2008, his organization authored a report titled
"Humanitarian Costs of Climate Change" for the United
Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
A PATH TOO FAR
RAIN FOREST DESTRUCTION / HABITAT LOSS
"If present rates of destruction continue,
half our remaining rainforests will be gone by the year 2025, and by
2060 there will be no rainforests remaining."
Every second . . we lose an area the size of two football fields!
Every minute . . we lose an area 29 times the size of the Pentagon!
Every hour . . . we lose an area 684 times larger than the New Orleans
Every day . . . we lose an area larger than all five boroughs of New
Every week . . . we lose an area twice the size of Rhode Island!
Every month . . .we lose an area the size of Belize!
EVERY YEAR . . . we lose an area more than twice the size of Florida!
ANIMAL / PLANT EXTINCTION
COLLISION POINT (This Image was taken within the boundaries of the Everglades.
MONUMENTS TO MADNESS (Monument Valley Future?)