African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) 2008 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange read more
2 reasons why I’ve just bought a FTSE 100 tracker for March Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Stock markets the world over have seen large moves lower over the past week. The FTSE 100 index has been one of the worst hit, with the index falling over 13% last week.The main driver behind this move lower has been the escalation of the coronavirus, and its global spread. Here in the UK, the number of confirmed cases stands at 40 as I write, according to a major news source. The potential impact and disruption it could have on businesses, from the airline sector to manufacturing, could be large and so the sell-off in the market is reflective of this concern from investors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Despite this, last Friday I bought a FTSE 100 tracker fund when the index stood at 6,500 points. I think this was a good long-term buy, and while some may think it crazy, there are several reasons why I disagree.Buying dipsHaving been around financial markets for a long time, buying when the market is already high does not sit too easy with me. Companies can trade at expensive P/E ratios, and can become overbought simply due to hype. Although not a UK-listed company, Tesla in the US was a good example of this seen only last month.For me, buying when the market is falling (a dip) is a much better long-term strategy as it allows me to buy-in at cheaper prices, with the index at levels not seen since 2016. While I am buying a tracker that simply mimics the performance of the sum of the individual companies within it, it still allows me to benefit from those companies being undervalued.Should we see a rebound in sentiment over the next few weeks, certain firms will perform better than others, but ultimately the FTSE 100 as an index should rally.Fundamentally strongAnother reason why I bought last week was that panic selling, which leads to market corrections, can often cause a disconnection between the actual value of a stock/index and the fair value of it.For example, the FTSE 100 index was last at 6,500 points just after the EU referendum in 2016. Do I think that the broader UK economy and the top 100 firms within it are in a better, more advanced position than four years ago? Absolutely!I recently wrote about some firms within the banking sector that are adapting with new technology, which gives those firms a better foundation going forward to be more sustainable. I would therefore value these companies with a higher share price than four years ago.Yet the shares of those firms, and the index as a whole, have been sold-off so much that prices are back at those levels of four years ago. To me, this is a disconnect based on fear. And while it may take some time to settle down, I fully expect the market to return to a longer-term fair value, which according to my calculations, is currently around 7,400. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smith I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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UK investors are still buying AMC Entertainment stock. Should I? Paul Summers | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: AMC Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) stock continues to grab headlines. In less than two weeks, the US cinema owner has more than doubled in value. No wonder then that it showed as being the most popular buy among clients of online platform Hargreaves Lansdown last week.Should I get involved like other UK investors or steer clear? Here’s my take.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why is AMC stock flying?It all seems to be down to what’s known in the business as a short squeeze. This is where previously unpopular stocks are heavily bought, forcing those who were betting the share price to fall to hastily exit their positions. This involves buying back stock they previously ‘sold’ which, in turn, causes the share price to lurch violently upwards. Naturally, there’s a catalyst for all this buying pressure. The huge rise seen in the value of AMC stock over the last week originates from the popular Reddit subgroup WallStBets. By coordinating their buys and pumping the stock on social media, this community (which boasts a staggering 10 million members) has succeeded in creating huge losses for hedge funds that think the company will continue to struggle. Last Thursday, it was the most actively traded stock on the entire New York Stock Exchange. If all this sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve been here before. In January, the value of AMC stock pretty much ten-bagged. The share price of video game retailer GameStop also soared, as did those of companies in the cannabis space. With gains like this, who wouldn’t be tempted to grab a slice of the action?Buyer bewareInvestors are routinely reminded that ‘past performance is no guide to future returns’. This is, of course, perfectly sensible advice. Even so, I do think history can offer us some ideas about what might happen next. Having soared to $347 towards the end of January, Gamestop stock tumbled to just $40 a few weeks later. It’s now back at $222. This shows just how volatile share prices can get when they’re influenced by little more than social media fanfare. I think we could see a similar scenario unfold from here. Anyone buying now could do very well. Or they could lose their shirt.To really understand what I might be taking on, I also need to look at AMC’s fundamentals. And I don’t like what I see. Based on Friday’s close, AMC now commands a valuation of almost £12bn. That looks excessive when the company’s outlook is considered.Like London-listed Cineworld, the company faces a myriad of challenges going forward. In addition to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, AMC must also contend with the threat of more people streaming new movies at home. Yes, the current slate of films is encouraging but I also need to remember that success is never guaranteed. Studios can’t know in advance whether they will manage to recoup costs and cinemas can’t predict revenue and profits with much certainty. This is why UK fund managers such as Terry Smith avoid the industry.Steering clearCan money still be made by trading AMC stock? Very possibly. But I’m an investor, not a trader. Consequently, I think there are far less risky options out there for people like me. If I were to get involved, it would only be with money I could afford to lose. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: DCM I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Vistek Structural Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951116/clt-house-fmd-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Year: Architects: FMD Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Fisher & Paykel, Liebherr, Stora Enso, Tait Flooring, In Good Company, Qasir, Smeg, Unlimited Roofing, Wolf, Xlam Houses Photographs: Diana Snape Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Australia ArchDaily Projects Design Team:Fiona Dunin, Jayme Collins, Bianca Pearson, Rob Kolak, Alex Peck, Andrew Carija, Owen CastleyConsultants:Xlam Australia, Stora EnsoCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diana SnapeRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. CLT House is a bridge between architectural thinking and sustainable construction methods. It is a poetic and pragmatic balance between architect and builder, whose relationship developed from the concept design to ensure a highly considered outcome. The project encompasses a reconfiguration of the existing building as the base with a new upper floor addition which spans the established gardens on the site and replans the home with a new central core for this multigenerational family home. The rhythmic quality of the sawtooth roof to the new bridge structure is both lyrical and rational. The pitched roofs to the north integrate an extensive solar array with high level windows at its peak to capture the changing light throughout the day. The large 10m clear span walls are punctuated with long slot windows for cross ventilation. The roof peaks also have integrated motorised ventilation slots to release excess heat in summer which work in conjunction with industrial ceiling fans.Save this picture!© Diana SnapeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Diana SnapeFrom the outset the house was designed with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). The use of CLT allows for large spanning timber structures with minimal steel. Internally the CLT is celebrated by exposing the structure on the walls and floors which demanded absolute precision in the construction system to achieve a finely crafted outcome. The engineers screw connections are left exposed to show the inherent beauty of the connection system. Interior elements such as bookshelves, desks, pivot doors and bar units are also made from CLT to emphasise the natural qualities of the materials at a finer scale. Lighting is integrated into the ceiling beams and walls to avoid any distraction of decorative elements in this powerful space. The existing ground floor areas have been reconfigured and refurbished. New double glazing, wall insulation and roofs rebuilt to accommodate additional solar panels over. The kitchen acts as a pivot point between the existing ground floor and the new CLT extension, with a palette of materials which draws from both zones. The views from the interior are continually change throughout the days and seasons.Save this picture!© Diana SnapeEach triangular window offers its own unique view of the treetops and sky, while the lower slot windows offer surprising glimpses at a smaller scale of the local flora and fauna. Typical daily experiences are elevated beyond ritual to full immersion with nature and being surrounded by the timber interior bring a constant calm and soothing experience. The large multi-purpose bridge space serves as a quiet retreat for the owners, library, home office for the family business, as well as play space for the grandchildren. It can be both quiet and noisy, serene and playful. Its central location which spans the different wings of the house allows all 3 generations to come together and play, talk, relax and enjoy each other’s company. A longstanding relationship between architect and builder built on trust and collaboration, has enabled the use of an emerging sustainable construction system to inform and direct the architectural language into a rigorous design response to its rural landscape.Save this picture!© Diana SnapeProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Disruption Episode 6: Design and the Just City with Toni GriffinArchitecture NewsCrematorium Baumschulenweg / Shultes Frank ArchitecktenSelected Projects Share 2019 Structural Engineering: CopyAbout this officeFMD ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on November 11, 2020Cite: “CLT House / FMD Architects” 11 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Awards Tostan, a human rights NGO that works in nine African countries, has won the world’s largest humanitarian prize for its work to alleviate human suffering. The organisation was selected for its work in empowering communities throughout Africa to transform their lives through an innovative non-formal educational program, teaching in local languages and with African oral traditions.Steven M. Hilton, President and CEO of the Hilton Foundation, said: “Tostan means ‘breakthrough’ in the Senegalese Wolof language and our distinguished independent prize jury found that the organisation has indeed achieved major breakthroughs, empowering women and improving the lives of millions of people in nine African countries.“Through Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program, villages have reduced infant and maternal mortality, ended domestic violence, improved community health services and nutrition, and provided education for their children. Micro-credit, environmental and income generating projects have mobilized communities to work together to improve their lives.” Advertisement Tostan wins $1.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 August 2007 | News Tostan was set up in 1991 by Molly Melching, who remains its Executive Director. On winning the award, she said: “This recognition really belongs to the thousands of women, men and youth whose respect for human rights has led to improved health, education and economic security for their people. In what we call organised social diffusion, the more than 160,000 who have taken Tostan’s classes have multiplied the impact of their education tenfold by sharing what they have learned with all the neighboring villages within their own ethnic groups.”Tostan was one of nearly 250 nominees for the 2007 Hilton Prize. An international jury makes the final selection following extensive examination of the nominees, including field visits to sites around the world.Previous prize recipients have included Women for Women International (USA); Partners in Health (USA); Heifer International (USA) 2004; International Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (Denmark); and SOS Children’s Villages (Austria). read more
“The prevailing ideas [in society] are those of the ruling class,” said Karl Marx. Carried a step further, this stroke of profound clarity can deeply influence and govern the behavior of a myriad of societal institutions, both public and private. Underlying hostility exists in many of them, particularly toward people of color, yet whites outside of a certain class may experience it, too. The bedrock of this discord is found in the philosophy and practice of the capitalist state itself.Open and hidden agendas are contained in both sectors, with their inherent mission to primarily serve the interests of the wealthy, the corporations and the oppressive machinery of government on many integral levels. Targeted populations are the subjects of stringent social controls, lest they be allowed to duplicate the “turmoil” they created in the latter period of the 20th century and today where resentment remains for what they audaciously did to upset “peaceful” rule.Michelle Alexander highlights this vindictive practice in her book “The New Jim Crow.” The “war on drugs” was its stated agenda and its long discredited excuse. The hidden agenda was meant to roll back the modest gains wrested from the rulers during the turbulent 1950s and 1960s via the Civil Rights and human rights struggles.Eric Garner, who was killed on July 17 when a cop, attempting to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes, wrestled him to the ground using a deadly chokehold, was born into this soon-to-be emerging environment of government reprisal. It was under the highly offensive regime of Mayor Rudolph Guiliani (1994-2001) that then New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton perfected his infamous “broken windows” theory in the 1990s. In the main, Latinos/as and Blacks were the experimental subjects. They notoriously ballooned the prison-industrial complex against their will. Even so-called squeegee-men were driven from the streets.They were relegated to the status of noncompetitors in a dwindling job market. After all, even then corporations had begun “investing” overseas in pursuit of cheaper labor. What is to be done with a marginalized surplus population that can’t be removed outright?New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rehired Bratton after running on a platform of reining in the excesses of police “stop-and-frisk” practices. Both President Barack Obama and de Blasio have used elements of African ancestry to curry support — and to muffle potential opposition from within communities of color as they fulfill their political and financial obligations to the ruling class.Eric Garner fell into the category of the expendable — not to his family or community — but to those who wield tremendous power in the operation of this society. The NYPD remains one of the central vehicles used to carry out this disgraceful task. Putting aside Bratton’s proposal for so-called “more training” for police, in the police academy and in the larger society, police are encouraged to view folks like Eric Garner with disdain and contempt. They are, after all, “outsiders.” Besides, police can move up in rank and salary with a significant number of street busts, can’t they?Demand justice for Eric GarnerEric Garner’s family has every right to pursue all the avenues available to them in their quest for justice. The finding of “homicide” in his death by New York City’s chief medical examiner is an important piece in that effort. However, shouts of “Amen” should be backed up with words of caution. The injustices committed in Rodney King’s and Trayvon Martin’s cases tell us that the media, lawyers, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association leaders and the state itself will lock arms to help their troops escape vigorous prosecution in the face of overwhelming evidence pointing to their guilt.There are cries from a variety of sources that claim “the system is broken.” This sentiment fails to take into account that its very design and construction assure that the system does precisely what it was set in motion to do: oppress a certain class of people so as to prevent them from being in the position to effectively challenge the rule of those in power.The disappointment for those who mistakenly believe that the “system is broken” lies in the illusion that by rubbing elbows, eating meals, swallowing drinks and getting elected to public office with those who hold real power, they have arrived at a measure of acceptance and equality. It is false.Ramsey Orta has been rewarded for his temerity in recording Garner’s demise at the brutal hands of the New York police on his phone camera. Early on Aug. 2, he was arrested on an alleged gun possession charge. It is payback.Police frame-ups are not unusual events. A classic case in point is the crude and grossly dishonest framing of freedom fighter and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned in Pennsylvania for well over 30 years. Supporters remain determined to free him. Enthusiasm in this monumental endeavor remains undaunted — and rightly so.New York City Councilmember Inez Barron is leading a march, along with others, in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn to protest the 75th Precinct’s infamous rating as the number two district in New York for issuing summonses against its Black and Latino/a residents. The protest will also denounce recent police abuse of Black women. In well-to-do neighborhoods, this kind of insult never happens. Venture to guess why?Already the usual suspects, as political Pied Pipers, are blowing their horns and selling woof-tickets amid the cries of “No justice, no peace!” Oppressed communities have been down this potholed avenue before.Outgunned ideologically, politically and militarily, under-siege communities must develop new strategies, based on scientific class analysis, that will provide time-honored — and newly minted — methods of responding to unmistakable examples of state-sponsored terrorism. Embedded in this construction must be an uncompromising spirit of resistance akin to the dynamic example being displayed, at great sacrifice, by the people of Palestine. It is suited to the situation found in these environs.Workers World newspaper produced the best editorial this author has read about police and their mission, entitled “Police are not workers.” Published years ago, it should be reprinted today.Henry Hagins is a co-chairperson of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
At least 40 million people have been affected by two months of severe flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.The wet monsoons, which hit South and Southeast Asia between April and September, normally bring some flooding.This year’s monsoon has brought devastation. At least 1,200 people died from drowning and mudslides in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh; two-thirds of Bangladesh is underwater. (Weather Channel, Aug. 29)Some 18,000 schools across the entire area have been damaged, which means that approximately 1.8 million children are indefinitely unable to attend school.With the devastation in Texas and Louisiana — the result of a criminal conspiracy among the politicians, the oil billionaires and the big banks — the Asian catastrophe 8,000 miles away has barely been covered in the U.S. press. While the weather patterns are different, the root cause of both catastrophes — global warming — is the same.According to an Aug. 24 U.N. statement, 41 million people have been severely affected. However, very heavy rains hit Mumbai, India’s financial center, and Karachi, Pakistan’s capital, after Aug. 24, so the U.N. estimate is probably too low.Mumbai got a month’s worth of rain in a single day. The wealthy entrepreneurs and capitalists who live in its fancy apartment buildings had their commute disrupted.Poor families — about 60 percent of Mumbai’s population — live in huts and shacks behind the big buildings, and many lost their shelter. The estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people who are homeless also went hungry; they couldn’t cook in the rain.Thousands of small Indian villages were underwater in several states, including Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Relief efforts in India appear to have been directed to the relatively well-off sectors with access to the internet and cell phones. The homeless and the poor don’t have access.According to the U.N., the flooding in Nepal, where 150 people have died and 90,000 homes destroyed, is the worst the country has seen in a decade.In Bangladesh, “[M]ore than 600,000 hectares (nearly 1,500,000 acres) of farmland have been partially damaged and in excess of 10,000 hectares (nearly 25,000 acres) have been completely washed away,” the Independent reported Aug. 29.Besides flood damage, Bangladesh is facing another major immediate problem. The U.N. stated Sept. 4 that 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees had arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug. 25, with around 20,000 more massed on the border and waiting to enter. Some 400,000 refugees are already living in Bangladesh, which is having trouble even providing minimal food aid for them since its farm-based economy has been severely damaged this past year.“Heavy rain in the Asia monsoon is normal,” Jonathan Erdman, senior meteorologist at weather.com, said, “[B]ut, this was above the norm over a large area of Bangladesh, east India.” (Aug. 30)Due to global warming, the sea level around Bangladesh has risen, and the snow pack in the Himalayas has melted earlier and quicker. What this means is that the tremendous amount of water the monsoon has dumped in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is going to drain slowly. The devastation will take a long time to clear.The weather patterns of hurricanes in the U.S. Gulf Coast and monsoons in South Asia both existed before global warming.What is new is their intensification. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the carbon pumped into the atmosphere by the profit-driven oil and gas companies is a danger to the whole world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more