swollen rivers in Pakistan, image credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development

Here are two video reports on the dramatic effects of recent extreme weather events in China and Pakistan.

From ITN News:

‘Train ripped apart on collapsed bridge in china’

Jaw dropping footage from when a passenger train split in half on a bridge which collapsed in the China floods.

From Al Jazeera English:

‘Fortitude amid Pakistan disaster’

The floods that have ravaged Pakistan have forced millions of people to flee their homes and villages, but a small number stubbornly refused to leave their homes despite the risk posed by rising flood waters.

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.


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