Is Humanity Doomed Because We Can’t Plan For The Long Term?

South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens, displace thousands

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Image Credit: South Korea’s safety ministry said the Seoul area and the southern region are expected to receive more heavy rain in the coming days [Lee Jin-man/AP]
At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Sunday.

Close to 6,000 people had also been evacuated as of Sunday, according to the country’s Yonhap news agency, as rains battered the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Yonhap also quoted the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters as saying that at least eight people have been injured in the disaster….


Is Humanity Doomed Because We Can’t Plan For The Long Term?

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