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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 04:54 PM
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VIDEO: NEW global warming film "Five Disasters Waiting To Happen" (BBC)
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 04:58 PM
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1. Two disasters already, one in 2000, another in 2004. n/t
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 04:59 PM
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2. What are the 5 disasters? I can't play the video.
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-10-06 08:37 PM
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3. Smirk, what happens when you try to play the video?
Edited on Sat Jun-10-06 08:42 PM by redacted
There are actually two ways. Either copy/paste the ASX link into your browser, hit return, and it should launch Windows Media Player and play the film. Or, go to the "BBC This World" home page using the link I posted and click on the "play latest episode" button.

One of those two ways should work. If neither works, let me know. I have no trouble playing the video on my computer.

The five disasters are previewed in the link I posted to the "Five Disasters" web page.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 11:42 AM
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6. My computer has been acting up lately, I think I have a virus
or something. Ugh.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:26 AM
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4. They are, from memory
London flooding, Paris heatwave, Mumbai (Bombay) rainstorms, Tuvalu being submerged, Shanghai hit by typhoon.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 11:44 AM
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7. Thanks! I am surprised about London flooding - I would think
there are other places which are more likely to see flood disasters than London - namely the Low Countries and cities along the Danube (that's just in Europe). Although, I am sure if things get bad enough, every city near a body of water is going to have problems.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:15 PM
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9. It's a British programme, so a British example helps bring it home
for the viewers. The problem of the Netherlands are fairly similar - worse for the lowest areas, but they're not as densely populated as London is.
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draft Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:33 AM
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5. here are the links...
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 11:47 AM
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8. Thanks! The web pages were helpful.
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 03:23 PM
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10. Draft, not sure why you copied my post at CanoFun referenced here. . .
The links are already posted there along with some additional info.

You must be a newbie. Welcome to DU!
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