No 925 Posted by fw, December 07, 2013
iCyclone’s terrifying footage of a monster, Category-5 cyclone making a direct hit on Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Footage shot by Josh Morgerman. The 12:34-minute video includes two short clips beginning at 9:09-minute mark from James Reynolds of Earth Uncut TV, showing Josh Morgerman and Mark Thomas rescuing hotel guests from rising waters. Produced with love and sympathy for the Filipino people and the victims of this storm. For licensing, contact: info (at) icyclone.com.
Supertyphoon Haiyan: Death Toll Reaches 5,179 (Time magazine, December 4, 2013)
Of course Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen “Ethical Oil” Harper, as well as the silent majority of Canadians, remain wilfully ignorant of our contribution to this disaster in the Philippines and climate disasters elsewhere. The Harper Cons’ cold-blooded calculation advanced as justification for tar sands’ environmental crimes against humanity — Canada’s CO2 emissions contribute only about 2% of total global emissions. As if this excuse somehow absolves them, and us, of any responsibility for the deaths of those trapped in less fortunate, more vulnerable circumstances.