For more on Cyclone Sidr, I’ll point you directly to Sheril Kirshenbaum’s short video, which gets straight to the point:
Also from Chris Mooney’s post, some links:
The death toll from Sidr is up to 600 and, unfortunately, still seems to be rising. And of course that doesn’t include injured, missing, displaced, newly homeless…Jeff Masters has more on the unfolding news of the disaster–including an amazing graphic depicting the population densities of the areas along the storm’s path–and so does Greg Laden.
(I read that it’s been confirmed as over 1000 now, it being some hours after Chris’ post.)
Interestingly Greg Laden points out that he does not yet think it is time to donate, as there are not yet any dedicated online means of donating specifically to that cause through secular organizations. Others disagree. Well, we can solve this by locating such online means, so if you know of any, chirp in the comments, and over at Greg’s post and Chris’ post, and elsewhere, to let people know. Otherwise, I suggest focusing on the International Red Cross Red Crescent, for example.
Spread the word…