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After hurricane Maria, the island of Dominica (different place from the Dominican Republic) was left devastated and damaged. The country is in a great need of help.

Aerial shots by: Wavemaker Photography

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and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

climate change isn’t a hoax. it’s very real and it’s killing us. all over the globe.

it’s already late but we still can take action. this is our home, y’all. we need to take care of it.

[edit: earthquakes AREN’T caused by climate change, but it does affect them.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/16/climate-change-triggers-earthquakes-tsunamis-volcanoes

and as for any other natural events: climate change doesn’t necessarily means there are going to be more of them, but it does mean that they will be more intense, and therefore more destructive]

So just to catch up with what’s been happening.

The planet is litterly purging, incase you didnt know:
🔥 California is on fire.
🔥 Oregon is on fire.
🔥 Washington is on fire.
🔥 British Columbia is on fire.
🔥 Alberta is on fire
🔥 Montana is on fire.
🔥 Nova Scotia is on fire.
🔥 Greece is on fire.
🔥 Brazil is on fire.
🔥 Portugal is on fire.
🔥 Algeria is on fire.
🔥 Tunisia is on fire.
🔥 Greenland is on fire.
🔥 The Sakha Republic of Russia is on fire.
🔥 Siberia is on fire.
⛈️Texas is under water
⛈️ India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, experience record monsoons and massive death toll.
⛈️ Sierra Leone and Niger experience massive floods, mudslides, and deaths in the thousands.
🌞Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia are crushed in the death grip of a triple digit heat wave, dubbed Lucifer.
🌞Southern California continues to swelter under triple digit heat that shows no sign of letting up.
🌞In usually chilly August, the city of San Francisco shatters all-time record at 106 degrees, while it reaches 115 degrees south of the city. Northern California continues to bake in the triple digits.
((🌎)) Yellowstone volcano is hit with earthquake swarm of over 2,300 tremors since June, recording a 4.4 quake on June 15, 20017 and 3.3 shaker on August 21, 2017.
((🌎)) 5.3 earthquake rumbles through Idaho
((🌎)) Japan earthquake 6.1 possible tsunami..
((🌎)) Mexico earthquake 8.2 imminent tsunami. Beach lines are receded atleast 50+ meters
🌊Hurricanes Harvey, Irma (biggest ever recorded), Jose and Katia are barreling around the Atlantic with 8 more potentials forming
And last but not least an X10 C.M.E solar flare last night . The highest recorded solar flare ever!


Photo of Irma from space:

So I’m pretty sure the world is actually turning into an apocalypse movie because we’ve got:

1.) Half of Texas underwater, caused by a hurricane

2.) A good portion of India underwater, caused by another hurricane

3.) A good portion of the Caribbean underwater, caused by yet another hurricane

4.) Two more hurricanes that were created in the wake of the previous hurricane

5.) All of California is on fire

6.) North Korea has bombs

I really hate how the news (or people in general) talks about those who don’t evacuating and when they call them “idiots” or “crazy.” Like, there’s a lot of reasons that people don’t evacuate that go beyond “being stubborn.” 

  • Older people and people with disabilities have a harder time leaving, especially those who don’t have anyone to help them/check in on them. 

  • People may not hear or understand the severity of the storm and the warning to leave. Modernly this is way less likely because of phones, television, radio notifications, etc. However there are still some people without access to these things or there might be a language barrier issue. 

  • There were announcements that ICE would not be checking your immigration status to access shelters during Harvey. However the risk of Border Patrol picking people up was still a threat. This kind of hostility and threat makes it less likely that undocumented people/families leave to safe shelters. 

  • Despite the PETS Act, there are still places that haven’t been allowing pets. Many people don’t want to leave their pets alone during the danger so they stay with them.

  • Leaving costs money and access to transportation - something that many people, particularly in lower income areas can’t afford/don’t have access to.

There’s actually a lot of reasons that people get left behind or chose to stay behind and instead of calling them “idiots” we could actually work to make sure these vulnerable groups do have means to get out and are going to be safe when they leave. Try to encourage change, raise awareness to these groups, and help with organizations that aid with this work during this time. 

washingtonpost.com
Analysis | Irma is not a ‘Category 6’ hurricane: A running list of viral hoaxes about the storm
An updating guide to the viral myths and hoaxes on the Internet about Hurricane Irma.
By https://www.facebook.com/aohlheiser

Make sure to double check anything you see online about Hurricane Irma and be careful about spreading misinformation especially since people are still trying to flee it’s path. 

You telling me insane floods and wildfires are happening, 3 hurricanes are in the Atlantic Ocean and one of those is one of the biggest hurricanes ever, and now Mexico had an 8.1 earthquake which they’re saying is the strongest in over a century to happen in the country….. ain’t this some crazy ass shit

one thing to remember during these hurricanes is please don’t leave your pets behind. please take them with you or at least drop them off at a kennel, they don’t know what’s going on and i’m sure they’re just as scared as you are, if not more. please don’t leave your pets chained to something, because if it floods they can drown. please take care of your pets to the best of your ability.

I’ve seen posts on tumblr saying that all these hurricanes are nothing. “It’s nothing.” “Stuff happens” “They’ll live” “_____ was worse.” “Everyone dies anyway” “More people died/lost homes in ____”

Don’t live like that. People are dying. People are getting seriously injured. People are losing family members and good friends aswell as loving pets, and some don’t even know their loved ones are okay because they’re missing! People are starving, freezing, getting dehydrated for the sake of their family and/or pets. People are losing their homes and have no money to afford water, food, a way out or help.


Just because something worse happened in x country or survival is possible doesn’t mean nobody can feel pity for someone/country/place. It doesn’t mean no one can help. It doesn’t mean no one can pray. Because they’re humans and living things. They feel pain, and just because something worse happened somewhere else doesn’t mean they’ll automatically be okay. Every country, every state, every natural disaster, every man-made disaster, no matter how small or large the population, no matter what race and country, no matter the religion, they deserve to be recognized. They’re living people and animals. Love them. Help them.

Even though I often complain about how much I hate living in this country…

Seeing all the people on the streets huddled together and hugging each other, even though many of them had never met each other, trying to comfort and keep complete strangers safe…

That’s the sort of solidarity I really love about Mexican people :“)

vox.com
The entire island of Puerto Rico may be without electricity for months
The state of the island: no electricity, no cell service, and a new threat of deadly flooding.
By Brian Resnick

Capitalist debts forced on Puerto Rico by US colonialism have resulted in long term horrible conditions and death.  Lack of basic human needs is rampant because of these horrible situations.