Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pakistan flood: many more will die unless more aid is delivered quickly

By John Cook, Axis of Logic, August 23, 2010

When you immerse yourself in the climate debate, it’s easy to get lost in the peer-reviewed papers, data and science. But I try not to lose sight of the fact that the reason I care about climate change is because of its impact on humanity. Right now, people are being affected by extreme weather events such as the Pakistan flood which has rendered 20 million homeless by the “slow-motion tsunami“. While a few thousand died due to the floods, many more people will die from disease and malnutrition unless more aid is delivered quickly. It’s crucial right now that people send donations to relief efforts.

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