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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

TY BOPHA Leaves Hundreds Dead or Missing

Posted by feww on December 5, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,193 Days Left 

[December 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,193 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Philippines: ‘Entire families were washed away’

Typhoon BOPHA killed at least 325 people and left 380 others missing, despite earlier mass evacuations from coastal areas.

  • ‘Entire families were washed away,’ the country’s Interior Minister said after inspecting the disaster area.
  • BOPHA brought torrential rain to Mindanao Island, triggering flooding and landslides.
  • The typhoon destroyed tens of thousands of homes and makeshift dwellings along its path, destroying roads and bridges and other public infrastructure.
  • Torrents of floodwater, mud, uprooted trees and other typhoon debris swept through schools and official building used as emergency shelters.
  • ‘The waters came so suddenly and unexpectedly, and the winds were so fierce,’ the governor of Compostela Valley, the worst-hit province in Mindanao told Reuters.
  • Up to half a million people remained in shelters, as disaster officials appealed for water, food and clothing.

Other Events

France: The sperm count of French men fell by about a third between 1989 and 2005, researchers said.

  • Their average sperm count, millions of spermatozoa per milliliter, fell by 32.3%, a rate of about 1.9% a year;  the percentage of normally shaped sperm fell by 33.4%.

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