- Fukushima: As bad as Chernobyl? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13048916 Health effects of radiation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12722435Message 1 of 21 , Apr 22, 2011View SourceFukushima: As bad as Chernobyl?
Health effects of radiation:
Chernobyl Radiation Killed Nearly One Million People
Nearly one million people around the world died from exposure
to radiation released by the 1986 nuclear disaster at the
Chernobyl reactor, finds a new book from the New York Academy
of Sciences published today on the 24th anniversary of the
meltdown at the Soviet facility.
THE CHERNOBYL nuclear disaster may have caused more than
1,000 infant deaths across the UK with Northamptonshire
emerging as a potential hotspot, a new report has claimed.
As neighbors, WE can also help them by purchasing Japanese
products to boost their economy again.
*Modern technologies could lead to human extinction....
~MarL (Though not all)
As Obet Verzola said, it is true that there are number of deaths
(e.g. cancer deaths) from nuclear accident 'outside' Chernobyl,
even after 25 years.
25 Years ago, USSR was hiding the truth
Surviving Disaster: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (BBC Production 2006)
--- "Dante G. Simbulan, Jr."wrote:
> re: Japan Reliefhttp://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6621121/k.3D08/Japan_Earthquake_Tsunami_Relief.htm
> Join Our Campaign Today (Institute for Integrative Nutrition)
- PH lakes are dying Many Phl lakes dying The Philippine Star - June 07, 2011Message 2 of 21 , Jun 12, 2011View SourcePH lakes are dying
Many Phl lakes dying
The Philippine Star - June 07, 2011
Many of the country�s lakes are dying.
And it is just a matter of time before they meet their �ecological doom� if nothing is done now � and fast � to save them.
Not so few alarm bells have been pealed calling for the implementation of measures to stop their march toward total degradation.
Public outcry is high when fishkills take place, as what is now happening following the death of countless fish stocked in the 26,000-hectare Taal Lake, the country�s fourth largest body of inland water.
- FW: Coal, the Cause of Silent Death - Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA Coal, the Cause of Silent Death (Fr. Shay sMessage 3 of 21 , Aug 24, 2011View SourceFW: Coal, the Cause of Silent Death -
Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen,
Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA
Coal, the Cause of Silent Death
(Fr. Shay's columns are published in The Manila Times,
in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.)
Coal plants cause not only health problems but huge losses to the economy in collateral external damage. Now private companies have started to build another coal fired plant on the beautiful scenic Subic Bay, despite widespread protest and the condemnation of provincial and city councils. The people are ignored; the rich control the public agenda it seems.
The coal industry argues that coal is the lowest cost of electricity generation but in fact overall this is not so. Geothermal and natural gas is one of the most safe and natural forms of electricity generation, easily available in the Philippines with its volcanic environment but for some reason is not encouraged by government and hampered by regulations and high taxes. The same goes for natural gas. The new administration of President Aquino is now challenged to right this wrong. There is some corrupt power play going on in the industry.
Allegedly the foreign coal suppliers and local partners are blocking the development of the alternative natural renewable sources of energy like geothermal, small non damaging hydro plants, solar and wind. These are the ideal and best future for the Philippines as they have indigenous renewable resources abundant sunlight, wind and geothermal available.
For the sake of the children, the whole nation, the environment and to reduce global warming we have to stop this madness of coal burning and turn to renewable power generation.
- New Zealand Oil Spill: This is called a disaster.... not necessarily intended!!! @News:Message 4 of 21 , Oct 14, 2011View SourceNew Zealand Oil Spill:
This is called a disaster.... not necessarily intended!!!
Mga gago pala ang ibang tao sa lugar na iyon ng New Zealand, ang dami-daming mga sea disasters sa history ng mundo na mas malala pa, hindi sila nag-reklamo o nang-insulto sa mga naka-istorbo ng kalikasan. Eh itong RENA baka luma na talagang barko at hindi pa naman nila alam ang tunay na pangyayari ay minamaltrato na ng iba ang mga Pilipino doon.
Sabi lang siguro yon - few, send emails sa embassy kung meron pang complaints.
The ship owner already said their Apology about the 'DISASTER' and maybe our Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez also said so. So why the hell, some stupid New Zealanders in Tauranga will hate the Filipino community there? If I were that person, who received a bad finger from that stupid cyclist, I would get his name/ picture or report/send it to the local municipality, it's an insult. I wish he would be known. Some people are showing their bad genetic line, remember history: New Zealand was also a dumping ground of criminals and serial killers of the British Empire [1700~1800] :^)).
Look---- they had a heart for Happy Feet (now, no trace) and no heart for the people on board which were in danger and still in trauma, tell me where is the logic of some.
No one really knows what happened to that OLD Greek ship, maybe the navigation was not working properly or the strong tide brought the ship near the Astrolabe reef. If the captain of the ship really took a risk, then the rule of law would be applied to him and the crew involved. So, no need to accuse/hate other Filipinos, who got nothing to do with the disaster. Instead, they should continue helping or volunteering in the clean up (as well as the Filipinos who are living there).
There were lots of oil spill disasters or ship wreckages in the world history or maritime industry, the people there should think about it.
*No one really has the intention to harm the air and water creatures or pollute the environment---- like what the people from the developed/industrialized countries 'unwittingly did' in the last century---- think about it. ~ MarL © 2011
- Subject: Climate Change and Philippine Deforestation - Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA *Climate Change and Philippine DeforestationMessage 5 of 21 , Nov 20, 2011View SourceSubject: Climate Change and Philippine Deforestation
- Reflections by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA
*Climate Change and Philippine Deforestation
The greatest hope we have for saving our planet from catastrophe is the
dedication of those dedicated environmentalists and scientists who love
creation and work tirelessly to protect it from the irresponsible
tycoons of industry and corrupt politicians who cause global warming.
Many choose to deny the scientific evidence that climate change is
underway and damaging our world. They only have to ask the people of
Bangkok why they are experiencing the worst floods in living memory.
Millions of people around the world are suffering severe deprivation,
disease and death because of the extremes of climate change caused by
prolonged droughts, intense storms, cyclones, and raging hurricanes.
From: Narciso Ner
Date: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:20 am
Subject: FW: Being Green?
How Wasteful the Older Generation Was
-Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn�t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.