Friday, December 31, 2004

The New Zealand Herald

I found this to be a thoughtful piece from a chap called Jim Hopkins from the NZ Herald. Sums up the reality of the last few days.

I must admit my spirit to go out and do anything exciting tonight has been utterly disipated, I just keep thinking about all those poor families still waiting for news of loved ones or already grieving over the dead. Let's hope there are still some miraculous escapes out there and a lucky few still have good news awaiting them.

If you've not donated anything yet, think about the people still alive that need food, shelter and proper sanitation. Not enough? Think about how you would feel if you had absolutely nothing left except the clothes on your back, you home and livlihood destroyed.

There's a link to the UK webite for Oxfam on my homepage or you can donate by going straight to the DEC website, which is the umbrella for all the British aid agencies. For those of you abroad, try Amazon, AOL and your local media for ways to donate.

Every single penny counts, and is needed.

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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Cheese and Crackers: Tsunami Video

This is from another blog. Bizarrely I got to this link via someone else posting on the Arsenal World Interactive Message Board (or AWIMB for short)

These are a collection of frankly incredible videos of the tsunami hitting various locations.

Very scary. :(

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Sunday, December 26, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Sea surges kill thousands in Asia

What a totally grim thing to happen, and so soon after Christmas, bizarrely another earthquake exactly 1 year after Bam also killing thousands of people. The thing I don't understand is why they didn't have any sort of early warning system in place to warn as soon as the initial plate movements started.

For more infomation on Earthquakes, there is a good site here: US Geological Survey

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