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Tedwalker
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TSUNAMI

Post by Tedwalker » 02 Oct 2018, 16:33

We hear the news of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, and we feel sorry for those residents.
Then we see scenes of utter devastation on the television, and we feel more sorry for them.
But I don't think it's possible to feel the catastrophic effects on those people who have lost families and friends, homes and means of income.
Most of them will never recover, despite international aid.
We Australians probably don't appreciate how lucky we are.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 03 Oct 2018, 08:07

I dream, therefore I am.

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Post by Tedwalker » 03 Oct 2018, 08:56

Yes DW, these images make it all look even worse.
Tough as the residents may be, it's hard to imagine how many will recover their lives.

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Post by Teddy » 04 Oct 2018, 09:48

So dreadful,I think of children who have lost parents. As Ted said we are so fortunate to live in Australia.

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Post by mavisbramston » 09 Oct 2018, 13:45

Yes we are lucky but dont forget we are ravished by bush fire, floods and of course drought.
With the advance of climate change this WILL get worse. Not pessamistic realistic.
I am not playing politics. Climate change should not even be an issue for debate.

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Post by Perrorist » 09 Oct 2018, 15:56

The debate should be how quickly we can mitigate the worst of the consequences. Vested interests (you can guess which ones) prefer us to assume the problem will solve itself, but it won't of course. This is yet another example of the public good being sacrificed for the benefit of private parties.

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Post by mavisbramston » 09 Oct 2018, 17:37

Totally agree perrorist

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