A Silent War (Water Crisis and Flood) made by India in Bangladesh.
Source: Water Wars
Submitted by: Nahid Haimonty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome to Matikora. These kids settled in this village in northern Bangladesh as refugees from the floods. They’ve lost their home to floods more than once, which means they are wise beyond their years about seeking out the higher ground.
Through a WFP Food for Assets programme, the people of Matikora came together to make their village safer and more resilient to flood risks. Their efforts literally raised the ground in the village.
As a result, Matikora is a more than a temporary safe haven for these kids today. It’s a village that raises the bar – as well as the ground – on how coming together to solve a problem makes a community stronger.
Photo Copyright: WFP/Frances Kennedy
A flood victim rides through the water using a homemade tall three-wheeler in Bang Phlad district, Bangkok on October 30, 2011. (Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters)
In Bangladesh, a UNICEF-supported programme helps children stay in school
When my grandparents’ house in Bangladesh would flood inside, this is what we’d do as well.
Photograph by James P. Blair
Water completely defines Bangladesh. Every year floods sweep across much of the land. Catastrophic tropical cyclones bring storm surges as well as murderous winds. Yet the power of the water to destroy is almost equally matched by its power to create.
Passing paddies submerged by monsoon floods, villagers of Nishantapur slog over land that is both enriched and imperiled by the raging waters their nation struggles to tame.
—From “Bangladesh: When the Water Comes,” June 1993, National Geographic magazine
Map reveals stark divide in who caused climate change and who’s being hit
When the world’s nations convene in Durban in November in the latest attempt to inch towards a global deal to tackle climate change, one fundamental principle will, as ever, underlie the negotiations.
Is is the contention that while rich, industrialised nations caused climate change through past carbon emissions, it is the developing world that is bearing the brunt. It follows from that, developing nations say, that the rich nations must therefore pay to enable the developing nations to both develop cleanly and adapt to the impacts of global warming.
The point is starkly illustrated in a new map of climate vulnerability (above (click image)): the rich global north has low vulnerability, the poor global south has high vulnerability. The map is produced by risk analysts Maplecroft by combining measures of the risk of climate change impacts, such as storms, floods, and droughts, with the social and financial ability of both communities and governments to cope. The top three most vulnerable nations reflect all these factors: Haiti, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe. (read more)
|—||For Earth Day (yesterday), a few words from “Climate Rage,” Naomi Klein’s 2009 essay on climate debt, collected in Bill McKibben’s The Global Warming Reader. (via classicpenguin)|
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
”honest person and she would have told him to his face that she thought he was a jerk who knew how to fuck well and that was it.”
Black Coffee Blues/124 words by Henry Rollins
“Brad wouldn’t even let Patrick hold him, which seems rather sad to me because if I have sex with someone, I would want to hold them” The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“He paused beside a pillar, before the tomb of a long-dead Stark.” A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
Sounds kind of kinky if you ask me.
“You remain in my path.”
Uhh… I don’t really know what to think…
“They did not sing or tell stories that day, even though the weather improved; nor the next day, nor the day after.” - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fuck. This means I’m never getting laid, doesn’t it?
During the next year or two he had turned up fairly often, coming unexpectedly after dusk, and going off without warning before sunrise.” - The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
Oh. Okay then.
“Then there was a gorgeous row.”
- The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien
I…don’t know what that means…is that good? I don’t know
“Their pollen has to spread from one plant to another, either by the wind or by birds or moths or bees.”
-The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean
Well … yeah. Pretty much sums up the subject in general, doesn’t it?
Ralph, however, gave no heed to this observation. “You like my father and you like Lord Warburton. I infer also that you like my mother.”
-The Portrait Of A Lady, by Henry James.
“Managing to hoist myself up high enough to peer over the pink block wall, I scanned the yard.”
—Bad Love, by Johnathan Kellerman
I…I’m going to be a voyeur?
“Stumbling along Halsted’s crowded sidewalks, his dress uniform now as filthy as a set of battlefield fatigues, Avery fled from the paranoia of accusing glances to a dirty crawlspace beneath a riveted riser for the local maglev line— a repurposed brace from Chicago’s old elevated railway, still recognizable despite centuries of shoring.”
-Halo: Contact Harvest by Joseph Staten
‘His side flared with pain and he uttered a short grunt.’ … So… I’m gonna get stabbed while having sex…?
“I averted my gaze slightly, feeling my face starting to burn under his scrutiny.”
((Dear lord what XD))
[[just in case you want to know, the book is “2001 A Space Odyssey” and the line is: “I’m very sorry - I can’t say anything.”]]
((Boy scout handbook…………….only one sentence on teh damn page “LEADERSHIP” Not sure what that means.))
((Page 45 of Official Xbox Magazine “Doing It Right”…haha.))
page 45 of Strange Attractors by Jeffrey A. Carver: “The question kept ringing back to him: Who had brought him here, and why?”
I’m going to be kidnapped?
(Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children)
In the Bedroom. It smelled of stale air and my grandfather’s slightly sour cologne.
bologna, and white bread are the food of the gods-and ate them at the kitchen table.
(Duma Key written by Stephen King)