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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1335 on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:10 pm »
I bet it was more than that.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/study-hurricane-maria-killed-4600-puerto-rico-180529144146777.html

    Newz
    Puerto Rico

Study: Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

A third of the storm-related deaths on the island was caused by issues over access to healthcare, researchers say.
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Hurricane Maria was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years [Alvin Baez/Reuters]

Hurricane Maria killed directly or indirectly more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, more than 70 times the toll recorded by officials, a new study has suggested.

In the 102 days since the hurricane hit the island, an estimated 4,645 people died, according to the study published on Tuesday by US-based The New England Journal of Medicine.

A third of the deaths were caused by delayed or interrupted access to healthcare, said the Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria study, which was compiled by Harvard University researchers.

The overall figure dwarfs the government count of 64 people.

It also follows earlier independent studies which placed the death toll at around 1,000 in the 40 days since the hurricane struck.
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Puerto Rico crisis ongoing months after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit the US territory of Puerto Rico in 90 years, made landfall on the island in September 2017.

It caused an estimated $90bn of damages, destroyed more than 70,000 homes and leaving many people with limited access to electricity, fuel, mobile phone coverage and basic supplies.

"On average, households went 84 days without electricity, 64 days without water, and 41 days without cellular telephone coverage after the hurricane," the study said.
Official toll under review

The latest estimate was based on interviews conducted with more than 3,000 randomly selected Puerto Rican households in January and February this year.

Experts alleged the disruption and widespread devastation hampered attempts to accurately record the number of people killed by the storm.

Puerto Rico officials have not shared any new data on hurricane-related deaths since December 2017, when Governor Ricardo Rossello ordered a review of the official toll.

The study, however, said mortality rates on the island increased 62 percent from September 20 - when Hurricane Maria made landfall - to December 31, compared with the same period in 2016.

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The report used criteria from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine if a person's death could be blamed on the hurricane.

Deaths can be attributed to a cyclone if they are caused by forces directly related to the event or unsafe or unhealthy conditions resulting from it, according to CDC criteria.

Accurate recording of the deaths is vital, the study said, for "future risk reduction and preparedness planning".

At least one independent expert questioned the methods and the number in the new study.

"This estimate could be off by thousands. Easily," Donald Berry, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told The Associated Press.

Hurricane Maria was the second Category 5 storm to affect Puerto Rico - home to 3.4 million people - within the space of two weeks last year, after Hurricane Irma killed three people earlier in September.
Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

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Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

Very interesting collapse article on PR here that predicts they will lose more than half their population by mid century. This is without additional major hurricanes.[/size]

https://medium.com/migration-issues/how-low-will-puerto-ricos-population-go-c8d108ac8b3b

Good article. 

There are a series of problems in Puerto Rico that too few people know about. Those environmental problems are more harmful to human health than the hurricane caused infrastructure destruction. Those problems were exacerbated by the hurricanes.

Here is a brief list of those problems:

1) SEVERE aquifer contamination by pharmaceutical plants for the last 40 years causing increased cancer, bith defects, IQ decrease and mental disease.

2) SEVERE air and aquifer contamination by Chemical plants for over 50 years.

3) SEVERE air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, some using coal and others using Venezuelan high sulfur crap to run the plants.

4) SEVERE chemical poisoning of the soil, which also leaches into the aquifers to add poison insult to injury, from routine massive use of pesticides and non-selective herbicides like Glyphoste for over 50 years. This too, contributes to cancer and birth defects.

5) Improper garbage disposal and no effective recycling campaign adds to air and ground pollution and disease near the dumps.

6) The south of Puerto Rico has been the wild west for Monsanto to test WHATEVER it wants for over 50 years on the "test" crops. If you think those efforts are innocuous, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

7) ALL the birth control products now used all over the world were initially tested by American Doctors on Puerto Rican women in the 1940's. Birth defects and deaths frequently resulted from the drugs that didn't work as planned. If you think Puerto Rico does not continue to be a testing ground for drugs, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

Of course Puerto Rico iwill be depopulated to a great extent. Puerto Rico is a textbook example of a Capitalist "deregulated" Paradise. They used to have some social programs to help the people get by. That's old hat now. Puerto Rico is going FULL Libertarian. The laws are written for the rich and the poor either live with this cruel capitalist slavery or leave.

The irony of all this for me is that Climate Change is going to give the same sucker punch, on steroids, to the USA as the Capitalists (a lot of them were, and are, bought and paid for Puerto Ricans) gave to Puerto Rico for over a century. What goes around really does come around.

Nothing like first hand knowledge. Thanks AG. When we flew out of San Juan last time in the Cessna twin, I was struck by the absolute astonishing beauty of the island. It's sad that it and the people of PR have been so badly treated.

I've been watching this Spanish language TV cop drama set in Cuba  (Cuatro Estacianos En la Habana --- Netflix). It's interesting to compare PR and Cuba. I'd sure like to spend some time in both places.


Yep. The thing about PR versus Cuba, that too few people know, is that a significant portion of the most brazen, greed infested, take no prisoners fascists that left Cuba around 1959 settled in Puerto Rico WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LOANS to start their businesses. This immediately caused a lot of anger among Puerto Rican businessmen who could not get small business loans on easy terms. It's been festering ever since.

The (mostly light skinned) Cubans promptly took over most of the media and have been quite busy turning the TV shows into as vulgar displays of profanity, nudity and whatever else they could corrupt Puerto Ricans into "enjoying". Most of the Cubans that went to Miami were in about the same category.

Did you know that Cubans have a reputation among Latins as being the "Jews" of the Caribbean?  Since I am of Sephardic Jew stock, I know a thing or two about that. The negative stereotype of the hoarding, slave driver businesman that too many Jews have is well deserved among the upper crust Cubans that left Cuba.

IMHO, the best there was stayed in Cuba. Cubans "helped" Puerto Rico beome the mess it is now. Of course Puerto Ricans (the lighter skinned variety with DA MONEY that think they are better than the rest of them - my sociopath family is well represented there) "helped" too.

I can give you historical chapter and verse starting from 1825 on WHY Cubans and Puerto Ricans are so prone to KISS EMPIRE ASS. But that is a long, sad story starting with who the Spanish "Tories" were back when King Ferdinand was sweating losing all his stolen land to upstarts in South America who had the temerity to claim people should be treated with respect.

All the Spaniards loyal to the Spanish Crown rushed to the Caribbean. Thus the peoples of those beleagered islands set the spineless mold for colonized submission. All that said, the Cubans still had an independent streak, as the USA eventually found out.

My daddy, the US Army officer, told me to never trust a Puerto Rican. He said, and I confirmed it in the FAA, than when Puerto Ricans work under an American system, they jockey for position to see who can double cross their fellow Puerto Rican the most and thus gain favor with the Americans working with them. He said the Americans, despite seeing us as second class salt water niggers, could be trusted to reward our labor more objectively. I was raised in Kansas. I never got along well with most Puerto Ricans, including my egomaniac dad, even when I was an atheist.

It seems obvious, at least to me, especially after the remorseless disdain and non compassion for its suffering colony, that the US will pay in spades one way or another for its astonishing cruelty. It's only a matter of time, and that time is shortening in the gathering whirl wind all around the world. And the US population in its apathy, self centeredness and ignorance and collusion deserves everything coming to it in return.

Karpatok, in her comment, shows some knowledge of what the colonized mentality is subjected to. As she surmises, it's no bed of roses.

I am ashamed of the colonized Puerto Rican culture. No I am not "blaming the victim". Most of the blame goes to the USA from Thomas Jefferson on down the line. But, Puerto Ricans have turned into crabs in an empire bucket!

Yes, the tropical rain forest and beaches are lovely, but it is very, very hard to live in peace down there. If you stop your car on a part of El Yunque Rain Forest, as my wife and I used to do, to enjoy the view of the citiy lights in the distance, it would not be long before some shifty characters would show up with their boom, boom ,boom music in their cars checking you out to see if they could rob you (and that's when all they want is money). 

As to the environment, there are lots of tiny concrete bridges all over the island, since the place is rather mountainous. You used to be able to stop near one of these bridges and look at some small brook or stream with all the pretty tropical foliage around. You could see beautiful multi-colored guppies in the clear waters. Back in 1996, just before leaving, all you saw was plastic bottles and old appliance junk, and whatever else people would throw out when no one was looking, trashing the small streams with cloudy waters.  :(

Do you know what the car thieves do routinely down there? They take whatever they can get from the vehicle they steal and then they BURN the car. :P

It's sad. I don't like to think about it. I'm just talking here because I wish to help folks here keep this Puerto Rican environmental tragedy in the proper context.

People are people, regardless of where they were born or their genetics. Most Americans think they are somehow "different" from other people. They aren't. They mostly are simply NOT prepared for what is already here and increasing in severity from morally degenerate fascist elitists to impovershed, criminalized crazed people to a polluted environment. They mostly DO NOT GET IT. They will. All of us will increasingly experience IT. God is NOT mocked.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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