One little girl draws a nightmarish picture of people calling for rescue as they drown in rising water. Another sketches a huge snake with sharp teeth to show the power and danger of flooding....
These disturbing images are the work of children at a primary school in Can Tho province, a region of Vietnam that is regularly swamped. At a primary school, which was itself flooded three years ago, she asked the pupils to close their eyes and think about flooding and then to describe what was on their minds. Loi, a 10-year-old, leapt to his feet and came out with a shocking image - "people on their houses screaming for help". His classmate, To Nhu, used crayons to depict a small girl drifting on her own in a boat towards what looked like a whirlpool or tornado. "I think the flood is so scary," she told me, "and I hope that we will not be swept away in the flood season."
New Republic mag Claim: Mag: 'Climate Kings' -- 'How a new generation of authoritarian leaders are using climate change to seize power' - 'Major shifts in the global climate could give rise to a new generation of authoritarian rulers, not just in poorer countries or those with weak democratic institutions, but in wealthy industrialized nations, too.'
Tony Heller of Real Climate Science: 'The article claims that climate change is leading the fascism when in fact it's the projection of climate change that's leading the fascism. And who's making the projection that the Maldives are going to drown? It's the leftists who are doing it. The way it works has the left making a projection of climate change, then the fascist uses it as an excuse to seize power. Even the left has blamed the problem which they caused an imaginary climate change 30 years ago they projected that the Maldives would be completely gone within 30 years -- that's now. Canberra Times September 26, 1988: "Threat to islands Maldives sea levels threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years according to authorities."