Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Archive for November 23rd, 2011

Landmine use ‘highest since 2004’

Posted by feww on November 23, 2011

Planet’s most vicious species continue to kill and destroy

The use of anti-personnel mines reached its highest level since 2004 with more countries deploying the deadly devices, said The Landmine Monitor report.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 23

[November 23, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,575 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Global Disasters: As of August 2011, a total of 72 states, as well as seven  areas, were confirmed or suspected to be mine-affected, the report said.
    • The recorded casualties in 2010 rose by 5% compared with 2009.
    • Four largest producers of anti-personnel weapons were China, India, Russia and the United States.
    • Israel and Myanmar were identified as laying new antipersonnel mines in 2010-2011.
    • An estimated 120 million mines are laid globally killing or maiming thousands of people each year, according to the Red Cross.
    • In 2010, about4,200 new casualties were recorded, 5% higher than 2009.
    • Landmines are more than ten times more likely to kill or maim a civilians after a conflict than a combatant during war, according to the UN.
    • Landmines have killed and injured more people in the  last 50 years than nuclear and chemical weapons combined.
    • Up to 5 million new anti-personnel mines are laid in the ground each year, according to the Red Cross.
    • More than a third of the victims of landmines are children under the age of 15.

Related Links

Posted in global disasters | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »