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Russ Innanen
Russ Innanen

What bothers me about these things, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires and even volcanoes is that they are called "natural disasters" when people have to be evacuated who live near these sites, or to stay and be injured or even killed.

These are not "natural" disasters, they are disasters made by man, not nature. People living too close to rivers, volcanoes, forests and denuded hillsides and snow filled mountain slopes will suffer as long as they insist on living where these dangers exist, - disastrous because of man, not nature.

inkaan_bonnie Wrenshall
inkaan_bonnie Wrenshall

Some close friends of ours live in Puebla and when it's really bad, the ash floats down like snow, but it's much heavy than snow. When it's like that, kids can't go to school and everyone has to wear face masks. The city is essentially brought to a standstill. Luckily we're a long way from there - give me sunny Yucatan any day! We recommend you come down to see us instead! www.inkaan.com 

Andres Acevedo
Andres Acevedo

I hope that the people of mexico will take serious the warnings.    there all in my hart and thoughts.,

Peace Seeker
Peace Seeker

This documentary film is about the people who live around the Mayon volcano in the Bicol region of the Philippines. The documentary presents how the locals cope with living next to a source of constant danger, and also some of their experiences during and after deadly volcanic disasters such as lahars, pyroclastic flows and eruptions. It also presents some of the strategies for dealing with volcano disasters and with the evacuation dilemma. Mayon: The Volcano Princess contains interviews with local residents, officials, and scientists, as well as an animated recreation of the tragic legend of Princess Magayon who is believed to be buried under the volcano.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com//play/12784

Awatif Shabaane
Awatif Shabaane

Oh my God
 If this volcano seems like this, so the hell what is like?
God forgive us . ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

Awatif Shabaane
Awatif Shabaane

Oh my God
 If this volcano seems like this, so the hell what is like?
God forgive us . ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

Awatif Shabaane
Awatif Shabaane

Oh my God
 If this volcano seems like this, so the hell what is like?
God forgive us . ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

Wendy Seah
Wendy Seah

@Russ Innanen What bothers me is that u, without prior knowledge of the ppl there & geographic knowledge had thrown an un-kind judgement on them . Who would want to endanger their family & kids if given a choice! I believe if they are all rich & can be mobile as & when, then ppl would have moved. They r ppl who rely on farming, terracing or what so for livelihood, & of cos u shd understand what fertile soil it have or pls read up more. If u attribute to man-made, then is due to global warming cause by electricity etc like air con. So probably u r also one of the contributors. Pls refer to the link as below to learn more & follow by the many more links it have.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disaster


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