Comments on: Haiti’s tragedy belongs to the environment http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/01/29/haitis-tragedy-belongs-to-the-environment/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: loloosvk http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/01/29/haitis-tragedy-belongs-to-the-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-344395 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:31:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16087#comment-344395 Make one of the best IQ tests! http://iq-test.co.uk/#30192

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By: Mega http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/01/29/haitis-tragedy-belongs-to-the-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-344381 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 07:12:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16087#comment-344381 And why has Haiti lost most of its trees? They were mindlessly cut down. Faris doesn’t deal with that, he just says that “Haiti has lost …”

Sad to say, but the Haitians themselves are responsible for almost all of what they have faced, and are facing.

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By: PotLuck http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/01/29/haitis-tragedy-belongs-to-the-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-344380 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:24:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16087#comment-344380 History is rifed of stories such as Haiti, whether it be Africa, Sri Lanka, etc.

Politics (lack of stability being a big part of it), money (and in times of continued strife and uncertain futures, it is indeed missing), and just the basic needs of human survival (shelter, water, food and security..in that order) do indeed play havoc on any infrastructure whether defined by our Western idea of the definition of infrastructure or whole world approach…okay Disney got it right–the circle of life.

The tragedy of Haiti is indeed huge and grave. And one of the other shoes to drop is the “well, what about the Dominican Republic.” Two very vast and differing worlds in both focus not only from within but outside as well. This populace did the best they could do with the resources availbe to them, and unfortunately it also meant weakening their foundation. I will admit not to be totally aware of all their challenges, but coops and murder do come to mind.

I was having a talk with my youngest about Haiti, the Tsunami, etc. He actually brought me to a higher understanding of what was learned from the Tsunami, what they are doing for their environment, and helping to sustain the environment now, is truly a remarkable story worth telling.

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By: sj57 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/01/29/haitis-tragedy-belongs-to-the-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-344378 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:56:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=16087#comment-344378 If the toll was only 63 from a similar earthquake in San Francisco, why is this an environmental issue? Seems to me that building codes enforced alone would do much to prevent such disaster in the city. Not tree planting out in the country.

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