Natural Disasters — Just a poem : Darkness by Lord Byron [Deadly flooding in Europe]

“Climate change will increasingly exacerbate risks to human and national security and force states to make hard choices and tradeoffs. The burdens will be unevenly distributed, heightening competition, contributing to instability, straining military readiness, and encouraging political movements.”

National Intelligence Council — Global Trends 2040 (March 2021)

Chichester Canal — J. M. W. Turner (1828) — The brilliant colors may have been influenced by atmospheric ash from the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia.

July 15 2021 — More than 40 people are dead in Germany and Belgium following severe flooding in the area, caused by what experts described as the heaviest rainfall in a century. Dozens more are missing, and search and rescue operations are ongoing. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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“The situation in Wallonia [Belgium’s French-speaking region] is dramatic. Floods of an unprecedented severity are currently impacting our region.” Press Release (July 15 2021)

The acting mayor of the Belgian city of Liege, Christine Defraigne, has called on residents to evacuate or to take shelter if they are unable to leave. 

If you thought that such a tragedy would bring people together, think again…

Houses are plundered by thieves and stores are pillaged by criminal gangs. Police is nowhere to be seen…

“Darkness” is a poem written by Lord Byron in July 1816 on the theme of an apocalyptic end of the world.

Year 1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer, because Mount Tambora had erupted in the Dutch East Indies the previous year.

The eruption cast enough sulphur into the atmosphere to reduce global temperatures and cause abnormal weather across much of north-east America and northern Europe.

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.

The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars

Did wander darkling in the eternal space,

Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth

Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;

Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day

The Sun Will Rise Again

There’s a storm all across the land
Feel the thunder, shake the ground
I’ve seen people run for shelter
And there’s no shelter to be found…

REFERENCES

Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago: Mitigating a Crisis — USGS

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Natural Disaster — Just a poem : Darkness by Lord Byron [Deadly flooding in Europe]

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