From: (David P.) on
tripletask(a) wrote:
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Briceno of the U.N.'s Int'l Strategy for Disaster Reduction
pointed to aggravating factors in the latest climate catastrophes:
China's failure to stem deforestation, contributing to its deadly
mudslides; Russia's poor forest management, feeding fires; and
the settling of poor Pakistanis on flood plains and dry riverbeds
in the densely populated country, squatters' turf that suddenly
turned into torrents.