Category Archives: Disasters

USA: New York:  Tragedy in Little Guyana – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

     By Dhanpaul Narine

In one week, five Guyanese died in Queens, New York City. It was a beautiful Friday morning when five friends boarded the Q41 bus. They were in a good mood, as their yearly exams were done. The start of the summer promised fun-filled activities. The friends stopped at Jamaica Bay, in Queens, New York.

It is an area that is known for its treacherous currents. According to reports, around midday, two friends, each aged 13, went into the water, near Broad Channel. They were dragged by a rip current deep into the channel and failed to make it to the shore. Daniel Persaud and Ryan Wong were rushed to the hospital and were pronounced dead.        Continue reading

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: G7 face battle for unity as cost of Ukraine war mounts

— By James Landale Diplomatic correspondent – BBC NEWS

The Russian war against Ukraine will inevitably dominate the summit of G7 nations in Bavaria.

And the leaders of the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan face a difficult challenge.

They are aiming to put on a show of unity and resolve over the war. In recent months, the Western alliance has shown signs of strain and fatigue.

Some voices – particularly in France, Germany and Italy – have asked if it might not be better for the war to end, even if it came at the cost of Ukraine having to cede territory. A recent cross-Europe opinion poll suggested some voters put solving the cost-of-living crisis ahead of punishing Russia.        Continue reading

CLIMATE CHANGE: Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels — by Country

VISUAL CAPITALIST: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/sea-level-rises-2100-by-region/

June 24, 2022 – By  Florent Lavergne and  Carmen Ang

Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels, by Country

Climate change is already causing sea levels to rise across the globe. In the 20th century alone, it’s estimated that the mean global sea level rose by 11-16 cm.

How much will sea levels change in the coming years, and how will it affect our population?

In the below series of visualizations by Florent Lavergne, we can see how rising sea levels could impact countries in terms of flood risk by the year 2100.

These graphics use data from a 2019 study by Scott Kulp and Benjamin Strauss. Their study used CoastalDEM—a 3D graphics tool used to measure a population’s potential exposure to extreme coastal water levels—and examined rising sea levels under different levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Heavy rainfall floods Hinterland Communities once again

Several hinterland communities flooded once again —  2021 repeated

–- flooding streets, forcing residents to evacuate homes

Last year, these and other regions across Guyana suffered after the country recorded the highest amount of rainfall in decades.

Jun 23, 2022  – Kaieteur News – Scores have been forced to evacuate their homes as massive floods hit Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10, Mahdia, Region 8 and a number of communities along the Cuyuni River, Region Seven.

Flood Scenes from Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10

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USA: Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War – Video

Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

793,937 views – Apr 26, 2022 – Schiller Institute
Read the full transcript here: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/20…

GUYANA: Recalibration Required between Central Government and Georgetown

Stabroek News

By Stabroek News Editorial – June 10, 2022     

The PPP has never reconciled itself to the fact that Georgetown, the capital city, is under the control of the PNC now APNU with the AFC in tow. It is not a reality which is going to change in a hurry; the demographics are what they are and this is a universe where ethnicity largely dictates voting patterns. The southern wards of George-town are the APNU heartland, and while far more Indians and members of other groups live in the city than ever used to be the case, they will not outnumber the African population for the foreseeable future.

Twenty-three years in office saw the PPP/C starving the capital of funds so the rubbish mounted up on street corners and one Minister of Local Government infamously declared that he would be happy if there was a health crisis as a consequence because it would supply a justification for removing the City Council. It was the most open acknowledgement from the ruling party of what they were trying to achieve in Georgetown. Miraculously, however, there was no health crisis, and so the central government continued to operate in what the citizenry regarded as punishment mode.            Continue reading

ENERGY: SOLAR: Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Solar Panels

This is a fascinating trip and definitely worth your time! In this time of uncertainty regarding climate change, historic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, and devastating floods, we need to be more aware of our dangerous situation caused by weather.

By that, I mean, we have squandered our planet’s resources and hastened its demise to an uncertain future. It may be well beyond our imagination to even comprehend the challenges the future generations will face. But that is a discussion for another time.

You do not have to believe in climate change to understand the recent weather-related phenomena that have gripped our small part of the planet.

What I want to talk about today is our primary source of light and heat – The Sun!          Continue reading

UKRAINE WAR: Five ways Russia’s invasion may play out – BBC News

By James Landale – Diplomatic correspondent – BBC NEWS

Wars ebb and flow. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is no exception.

Early fears of a swift conquest were succeeded by Russian retreat and Ukrainian resistance. That has now been met by a more focused Russian offensive in the east.

But 100 days on, where might this war go next?

Here are five potential scenarios – they are not mutually exclusive, but all are within the bounds of plausibility.

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UKRAINE: Russia is winning the economic war – and Putin is no closer to withdrawing troops

The perverse effects of sanctions means rising fuel and food costs for the rest of the world – and fears are growing of a humanitarian catastrophe. Sooner or later, a deal must be made
Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.
‘The Kremlin thinks Russia’s threshold for economic pain is higher than the west’s, and it is probably right about that.’ Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AP

USA- No time for politeness and civility when kids are massacred in school – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

One complaint – sometimes made by this writer — is that we Americans are not polite enough, not civil enough, hence the divisiveness which exists. But the problem really is that too many of us are too polite and too civil and we allow greedy, selfish, power-hungry and plainly stupid people to get away with just about anything.

They say it is un-American to teach children and workers about slavery and about human sexuality. They appropriate electoral power. Their propaganda goon squads label those who do not walk lockstep with them as being unpatriotic, liberal, socialist, communist, sexual predators, devil-worshipers.      Continue reading

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