Flooding – What’s the Cause ?
Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Blog
Flooding: What’s the Cause ?
It’s time we see our vulnerability to natural calamities as a system of contributing factors. Thousands of Filipino lives have been lost and millions of pesos in property damage sustained as a result of disasters caused by weather disturbances common in the region. Dollars are also lost as exports too are affected.
Much of what contributes to the devastation is the result of years of neglect and lack of foresight. This means that measures can be taken now that can reduce the impact to lives and property of future natural calamities.
One of the more important factors is EDUCATION ! We must do what we could to educate the “masses” as it’s mostly them that contribute to this problem. They just don’t know what throwing waste anywhere creates environmental problems.
By the way, to sidetrack a bit, i agree with a recent speaker who mentioned that if we could only increase the salary of the teachers in the Philippines, NATIONWIDE that is, then imagine someone from a well to do school teaching someone based in province. These are the children who are the future generations. Don’t you think that would change the masses ?
Anyway, i was just at Tali Beach, Batangas a few weeks ago and was surprised at the debris ( plastics primarily ) along the beach shore. We noticed that the waves were pushing to the north and was then told by the fishermen that the debris come all the way from Manila Bay. Obviously, those responsible are either unaware of the environmental problems involved or they simply just don’t care. These mentality has to be changed !
As you may well know by now, flooding is a serious problem worldwide caused by weird weather patterns as a direct effect of global warming. Places that never flooded, now floords. You see this on television and in the internet. Anyway, below is another article that could shed light on this FLOODING ISSUE.