For years, scientists have warned about the danger of rising sea levels — and thanks to Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm, we can now see what the impact might look like in real life. Armed with stock photos of popular U.S. sites and projection maps from Climate Central, Lamm painstakingly re-created each scene as it would appear after a 25-foot rise in sea level. The good news is, it will take hundreds of years to get there (levels are only projected to rise 2 to 6 feet by the year 2100) but Lamm says he’s hoping to draw attention to the threat of climate change now, before the worst effects take hold.
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Google Street View shows images from Japan’s ghost towns deserted after nuclear disaster.
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Today I learn a new word which – gauchos.
In the U.S.A. people call them cowboys but in Latin Americas they are called ‘gauchos’.
These gauchos from all over Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil visit Montevideo to participate in the Criolla Week to win the best rider award.
During the PRU13 candidate nomination in Marang, Terengganu this morning, PAS supporters grouped together in the middle of the road chanting words of war cry to taunt the Barisan Nasional supporters.
Let us listen to what they say:
I really love this part of their war cry:
Tumbang, Tumbang ! TUMBANG PAKATAN !
That shows how confused PAS supporters are that they even shouted, “TUMBANG PAKATAN!” 🙂
This reminds me of this ‘interesting’ photo during the KL 112:
So, no wonder today they are chanting for, “TUMBANG PAKATAN” 🙂
That is why we should not vote PAKATAN RAKYAT!
Vote for BARISAN NASIONAL!
Credit to Uncle Din Turtle: http://dinturtle.blogspot.com/2013/04/hot-marang-kumpulan-sorak-pas-tersasul.html
China’s Sichuan province was hit by an earthquake on Saturday morning April 20, 2013.
The official Xinhua news agency reported that at least 71 people were killed while more than 2200 others were injured.
The earthquake occurred at 8.02 a.m. (0002 GMT) in Lushan county near Ya’an city and the epicenter had a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
China’s seismological bureau measured the earthquake at magnitude-7 while the U.S. Geological Survey at 6.6.
It was reported that nearly all of the structures in Longmen village collapsed and that nearly 10,000 houses were damaged throughout the county.
Water and electricity were cut off in Lushan.
The shallow depth of the earthquake caused greater damages to the area.
Hard-hit parts of the county remained unreachable by road, with several highways cut off.
On May 12, 2008, a devastating 7.9-magnitude quake struck the nearby area leaving more than 90,000 people dead or missing and presumed dead.
At least forteen people were killed in the West Fertilizer Co. plant explosion, 80 miles from Texas on April 17, 2013. (Please click here for Photos And Videos: Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion)
Authorities were still calling the blast site a crime scene though they said they strongly suspected an accident.
Reuters reported that accoding to the authorities:
“There was no indication of foul play in the fire or the blast it triggered Wednesday night at West Fertilizer Co, a privately owned retail facility that was last inspected two years ago.”
The explosion badly damaged or destroyed nearly 175 homes and other buildings, including a fifty unit apartment complex, a nursing home and schools.
Dozens more homes were reported to have been damaged.
A massive explosion hit the West Fertilizer Co. plant some 18 miles north of Waco, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
CNN reported that:
“The Wednesday night blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey”.
At least 160 people were injured in this massive blast.
So far they are not sure how many people were killed but at least up to 15 people were reportedly killed including two emergency medical personnel.
West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned on Wednesday night:
“There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”