Tuesday... In the News
Makes it more official to have a title, don't you think? And I hope the little voice in your head puts on a Walter Cronkite voice, complete with little pause between 'Tuesday' and 'in the news'.
Flooding, rising sea levels due to global warming, sinkage due to the extraction of ground water... all have contributed to the plight of a village in the Philappines that, due to the aforementioned, has been underwater for the past four years.
Yes - sounds like an even worse version of that Kevin Costner movie, but can you imagine what life must be like for those poor villagers? The chest deep water means without a boat you are literally house bound, kids are prohibited from playing outside and jogging is completely out!
Sure, I jest, but the thought of wading through garbage and raw sewage is too much to consider before my morning coffee. I mean, disease, sanitation, bad hair... the implications of living life under these conditions hardly need expounding.
Here's a newsclip:
Dang! I can't get the embed feature to work. Grrr. Here's the link. The video is only 1 1/2 minutes long.
Why hasn't the Philappine government rescued these poor folks? Relocated them??
It this was happening in YOUR country, wouldn't you expect (hope for) federal aid?