Amphan Pummels India and Bangladesh



Supercyclone Amphan has left large parts of India and Bangladesh in ruins. Over the course of five days, millions of people were cut off from electricity, water supply, and communication lines. Surveys assess damages costing up to $13.5 billion and counting.

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Supercyclone Amphan has left large parts of India and Bangladesh in ruins. Over the course of five days, millions of people were cut off from electricity, water supply, and communication lines. Surveys assess damage cost reaching up to $13.5 billion and counting.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Don’t be a Victim of COVID Tunnel Vision



The COVID Pandemic has infected more than 4 million people worldwide and millions more have been urged back into their homes or worse, in hospitals. Those who have been restricted to their homes have been in quarantine for more than 1 month. Needless to say, people are very excited to get out of their homes and out of this pandemic. Unfortunately no end is in sight and worse, experts say we will feel the effects for the years to come. With all the attention to the coronavirus, many more could be suffering from COVID Tunnel Vision.

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COVID Tunnel Vision is the mistake of concentrating too much resources on the current COVID pandemic that we forget the other inevitable problems we have to face. The world has been so focused on COVID response efforts that there are annual dangers that are being overlooked, underreported, and deprioritized.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

A Pandemic for Cleaner Air?



The COVID pandemic has gripped the world. What started as the novel coronavirus back in December has spread out to bring industries to a standstill, crippling world economies. Millions have been infected and hundreds of thousands have perished. Even now, the COVID pandemic is already widely accepted as a defining moment of this generation.

It is noteworthy that science is of utmost importance now. We now look to scientists and doctors to bring us out of this struggle. Sure as clouds have silver linings, the quarantines and shutdowns that resulted from the pandemic has given us all a glimpse of what life looks like when destructive human activities are reduced. Let’s see what this break from industrial waste and pollution means for our future.

The COVID Pandemic has gripped the world. What started as the novel coronavirus back in December has spread out bringing industries to a standstill, crippling world economies. Millions have been infected and hundreds of thousands have perished. Even now, the COVID Pandemic is already widely accepted as a defining moment for this generation. 

It is noteworthy that science is of utmost importance now. We now look to scientists and doctors to bring us out of this struggle. Sure as clouds have silver linings, the quarantines and shutdowns that resulted from the pandemic has given us all a glimpse of what life looks like when destructive human activities are reduced. Let’s see what this break from industrial waste and pollution means for our future.

Continue reading “A Pandemic for Cleaner Air?”

Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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