Category: bushfires

U.N. scientists report world has barely ten years before climate disaster. Does this worry anyone besides me?

https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

I do not worry but I care. Why worry about the inevitable. We are governed by Governments who live to be re-elected. We no longer have economies we have corporate investment funds. Our Politicians cannot act without considering the opinion of big business. Big Business buys votes and expects to be able to steer Government Policy.

That was how it will continue to be until ‘OMG’ Day. That is the day the collective business light bulb is switched on. On that day torrential rain will flood coal mines, it will flood roads from Petroleum Reserves, it will cut power to businesses and it will make millions homeless. They will not be able to work and will have no money.

Meanwhile on OMG Day in another part of the World a whole City will be burned to the ground by an out of control bush fire and a whole Island will disappear forever beneath a raging tsunami.

Unlikely – No. It will happen. Then and only then when it is too late will Governments and Corporate Business want to do something immediately positive about Climate Change.

Ask the whistle blowers which Governments are preparing for the widespread civil unrest of Climate Change?

Also ask them where the secret bunkers are that will house the chosen few whilst the rest of us have to endure a relentless extreme Climate.

Then there is the Trojan Horse of Climate Change. I have warned the U.S Government about it but of course who am I – nobody. Somewhere in the World right now are an anti-democracy group who will use Climate Change to dominant whole communities and countries. They also believe the World is over-populated so Climate Change and missing nuclear weapons are a positive for them. Time will tell if I am correct.

We can all agree man-made or not our Climate is becoming more extreme.

What is the difference between disaster risk reduction and disaster management?

This QA is on Quora.

Disaster Risk Management is using the latest technologies and equipment to put out a bush-fire with air water bombers when it is first spotted or ensuring that remote water reservoirs can be be activated by management systems. The locations being decided by using satellite technology to locate critical densities likely to flare-up.

Disaster Management is evacuating the people from their homes when the bush-fire that was not put out when it first flared up was allowed to burn until it destroyed homes and lives.

Unfortunately in Australia, Southern Europe, Canada and California it is Disaster Management rather than Risk Management which has the priority with tragic consequences.