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10/20/2010 01:34 PM ID: 85927 Permalink   

After Philippines, Supertyphoon Megi Heads Towards China

 

200,000 people are reportedly homeless after typhoon Megi hit the Philippines. Now it is believed to head towards southern China.

The storm seems to be the heaviest for years, killing numerous people and leaving at least 200,000 Filipinos without a home.

Before Megi arrived at the Philippines, people had to be evacuated and ship traffic was stopped.

 
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  agh  
 
I am sitting here trying to imagine what these people are going through but I can´t even begin to imagine.
 
  by: nimira     10/20/2010 03:25 PM     
  Mm  
 
Very sad indeed. The world is getting too populated (not that place in particular, this is unrelated, sort of), but if you think about it what are we going to do soon when we reach the population limit, if we haven´t already, and cannot push it any further, there will be even more chaos.
 
  by: joshjje   10/20/2010 11:31 PM     
  @Jo  
 
What does a bunch of ppl getting lit has anything to do with population limit?

Oh wait, I think I get it. You are implying that it´s ok for few ppl to die and hundreds of thousands to go homeless since it is like nature culling. Sorry to piss on your parade but, humans give more birth when facing adversity. The poorer and crappier the life, the more babies are produced per capita. Those 200K people, sitting in tents, with no TV and nothing to do, what else you think they are doing right now bored out of their minds?
 
  by: kmazzawi     10/21/2010 07:08 PM     
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What joshjje was saying is that by having a high population of the planet, in any given area, we increase the potential for loss of life and destruction to "our habitat".

As we push the limit of how many people this planet can support there is a shift towards greater numbers being displaced.

Consider: What happened when Newfoundland got smoked recently by Hurrican Igor? Bugger all. Why? Newfoundland is sparsely populated compared to the Phillipines. Now, what would have happened if NF had the population density of, say, New York?

Well lets just say that it would have been more than some disturbed bears and a lot of power outages.

 
  by: gbestwick   10/21/2010 11:46 PM     
 
 
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