|| Because it should be linked
||Dec. 29th, 2004 07:44 pm|
Google's page of Tsunami info and donation options:|
Whether you donate is entirely your business and I'm not trying to compel anyone, but it seemed appropriate to provide the link as it also gives news coverage.
Oh, and while I hate to depress the tone any further, that's the small one. (Extreme discretion advised in clicking that link as you may well find the resulting story personally disturbing, even if you've already heard if).
Yeah, La Palma is something I've been worrying about. It won't hit where I am, in the middle of the continent, but it'll do a number on the East Coast of the US. Not to mention Canada. Then there's you lot over in the UK. And there's the huge
As for governments ignoring this...well, that IS stupid. But there is the question of what they could do, to begin with. Evacuation would have a window of a few hours on the coastline of the Americas, and the island nations...where would they go? There's only so much transport available, only so many places to go. Seeking high ground would work only if there is ground high enough to outlast a 30 meter wave that hits for 15 minutes.
Add to that the problem that the current US president is the type who WANTS an apocalypse...