Something To Think About
May 21, 2008 8:59pm CST
I thought about this yesterday. Between the two disasters that have recently occurred in Myanmar and China, close to two hundred thousand people have died (and it may exceed that after all body counts). That is just devastating. Has anyone else here thought about it? It just makes me glad a typoon hasn't wiped me off the earth so far or a building hasn't fallen on me. If you're still here to read this, be grateful.
• United States
23 May 08
It was so painful to watch on TV. I saw the videos that were taken just seconds after it happened, and all I could think was how similar it was to what happened here in New Orleans a few years ago, how people were living in a sports stadium and relief workers were feeding them. God bless all that were affected.
22 May 08
If you look at it in terms of numbers... when China lose 100.000 people through a disaster... it is quite a small number in term of its 1.5 billion population. This is quite normal... and as our population keeps growing... the number of people dying in natural disasters will increase. You obviously will have more deaths in a town of 4 million people than in a town of 400.000 people. Same goes with plane crashes. We make bigger planes to carry more people. When the plane crash... you will lose more people than with the old planes.