If Dengue fever breaks out for real, it will cause panic and possibly crash the hospital system, as just happened in Pakistan (e.g. in Lahore). Absolute record breaking rain, way beyond a normal Monsoon, just slammed the Port city of Karachi, Pakistan's largest metropolis.
With 800,000 Pakistanis still homeless from last year's deluge, another 2 million are currently homeless or evacuated. Hundreds have died.
Will extreme rainfall events and flooding challenge civilization sooner and harder than rising seas?
(Just look at the record rains that hit Virginia and New England last week...)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s speech to the Commonwealth Club of California (courtesy of Climate One) is a blockbuster. It's bitter and still hopeful at the same time.
Covers general poisoning by coal, killing humans & fish. His vision of renewable energy and a new power grid for America, quick review of other countries from Iceland to Brazil. Plus pithy look at how corporate advertising controls news media, while boycotting alternative views.
For some quotes from the speech, check out this week's Radio Ecoshock blog at http://www.ecoshock.info