Cotton Candy Tree

by Gary Niederhoff on November 18, 2013

Photograph courtesy Russell Watkins, U.K. Department for International Development

Seen in December 2010, a young girl stands next to a tree covered in webs in Sindh, Pakistan, near the intersection of two roads that had only recently reemerged from floodwaters.

At the height of the crisis, the flooded region covered an area the size of England. Nearly 2,000 people died during the disaster and 20 million people were affected, according to the Pakistani government.

“More people were affected by the flooding than the combined total of the Boxing Day Indian Ocean tsunami, 2005 Pakistan earthquake, [2010] Haiti earthquake, and Hurricane Katrina,” John Barrett, head of DFID’s Flood Response Team, said in a statement.

As part of the international response, DFID mounted the U.K.’s largest humanitarian operation yet.

(article reposted from National Geographic – more pictures and posts about the trees here)

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avatar Paul W. Schweid November 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

According to “Democracy Now” the meeting at Warsaw on
Global Warming last week was highlighted by the fact that 35 Nations walked out because the US,Great Britain,Canada and Australia did not produce or announce any policies or set agenda ideas of converting from fossil fuels to green energy
sources or suggest any ideas of how to curtail our present
problems with Global Warming and what new approaches we
could use ! This is obviously because the above Nations are
entrenched in Big Oil and Gas Production as a result of lobbying and greed. This needs to be addressed FIRST, not
what Technology to use—Or nothing will Change.
What do you say to this? Never mind we have the Technology
This is Primary First—-Not Science !

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