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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


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

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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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