Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Philippine Typhoon

Sometimes natural global events come to the fore, perhaps as a reminder that we are not always masters of our own destiny. During debates about consumerism etc, I have often remarked that the only two things we really need to survive is Food and Shelter, everything else we can manage without !  I wonder if the ferocity of the recent Typhoon to hit the Philippines is ultimately down to our consumption of the earths resources ?
Climate change will affect us all one way or another, and will manifest itself in ever more extreme natural events. Having worked my way round the world through 29 countries ending in the Philippines in the 1960s, I can honestly say that they are some of the nicest people on the Planet. Nairn is a Seaside Town and one can only imagine what would happen to Fishertown if hit by a similar natural disaster. The River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust will donate £50 to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help with the food and shelter that is so badly needed. Some images on this BBC LINK.

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