Hurricane Matthew Devastates Haiti’s Southern Peninsula

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By Kim Ives Haiti Chery Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 mph, slammed into Haiti’s southern peninsula in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 4, 2016, leaving a swath of ripped off roofs, stripped … Continue reading

Haiti: Facts About Hurricane Matthew Vs Media Poetic Truth
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  By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Matthew barreled through the Caribbean Sea between Haiti and Cuba and slammed into Haiti as a Category 4 Hurricane during the night of Monday to Tuesday, October 3-4, 2016. The hurricane made its first … Continue reading

Haiti’s Ecological Tale of the Love Between a Girl and a Fish
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Tezen Nan Dlo By Dady Chery Haiti Chery About the story. Tezen Nan Dlo is one of Haiti’s most popular folk tales. The Kreyòl “te” indicates the past tense, and “zen” means “hook.” At its heart are the enticements of the natural world, … Continue reading

Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves to Extinction
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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery The United Nations has held countless major meetings on climate change, at great consumption of fuel, that have amounted to nothing but reports and promises of more talk. After many of … Continue reading

Antarctica’s Accelerating Melt: Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “With regard to climate change, again and again, exponential processes have been treated as if they would develop linearly, despite scientists knowing quite well that they would not…. The sea-level rise of 10 to 16 feet will come in decades, rather than 200 years. It will submerge essentially every port city in the world….”

The Challenge of Independent Global Journalism
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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery When News Junkie Post was founded in early June 2009, many people asked us why?  What was the need for yet another news site, considering the plethora of such outlets on … Continue reading

Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally
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  By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery Haiti Chery “When the blind men had each felt a part of the elephant, the king went to each of them and said to each: ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? … Continue reading

GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Love’s Celebration Is Worth Life’s Struggles
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “‘Why fight?’ Some ask, when we have probably passed the tipping point in climate change…. One might as well ask: Why live the best lives we can, although we will all die?…. But on accepting the human condition, we also discover that there is pleasure in cherishing what we cannot possess.”

Dying By Degrees From Climate Change
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The End Age for humanity is not a date known to man, but a point of no return from climate change. Are we there now, as the Hopi and Mayans have predicted? Is there time left to us and, if so, how long?

Climate Change: Bopha (Pablo) Hits Philippines’ South as Category 5 Typhoon

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By Staff (ELR), GMA News | YouTube. Category 5 Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines’ Mindanao area — a region seldom affected by cyclones — with sustained winds of about 160 mph early on Tuesday December 4. The storm, locally called Pablo, has killed dozens, stranded thousands, and displaced tens of thousands of people.

Bees’ Disappearing Act
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Scientists are calling a rapid decline of the bees “colony collapse disorder”, or CCD; however, a more appropriate name would be CCC, for colony collapse catastrophe because this entails the disappearance of a hive’s 30,000 or so individuals within days and without any trace of their bodies.

The Politics of Climate Change: Is Occupy Turning Into an NGO?
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By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery, News Junkie Post | Haiti Chery. MLK could easily have built a movement to supply food, blankets, and diapers to needy African Americans. Decades later, as climate change exacerbates life for those already on the edge, the arguments are the same. Do we put a band-aid over the lash wounds, or do we stop those who are administering the beatings?

Typhoon or Hurricane, It Kills Mostly the Poor
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. While Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Caribbean and the US eastern seaboard, Typhoon Son-Tinh tore through the Philippines, China and Vietnam. The dead from the mudslides, floods and violent waves were caught by surprise or lacked the wherewithal to move to higher ground. They were overwhelmingly poor.