A major 7.8 earth quake in Nepal has sent a shock wave of concern and support from around the world for the sum 4,000 people who have died, and those still trapped on Mt. Everest. Subsequent avalanches have climbers trapped, and the injuries from the earth quake itself amount to approximately 7,000 people.
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Globally, turmoil seems to be escalating at an exponential rate in accordance with the principles of Terrence McKenna’s Time Wave Zero. The fact that earth quakes, weather anomalies, and general strife seem to be on the rise makes one wonder, what is next? Compound this, however, with global economic inequality, guided by global plutocracy, and it is no wonder that things only seem to be getting worse.
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The total economic cost of the earthquake devastation in Nepal is estimated at $5 billion over the next five years. According to a research note by Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist for IHS: “Massive international disaster relief and rescue efforts will be needed urgently, as well as large-scale international financial and technical assistance for long-term reconstruction of the economy.”
On the other hand, an evolution of consciousness from a me-based, competition and egocentric culture to a we-based, collaboration and love centered culture is evidently on the rise. The question is whether or not that evolution can develop and organize fast enough to not be still born once a global civilization is established by the plutocratic interests.
While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pledged $10 million; the Asian Development Bank has pledged $200 million to fund the initial phases of rehabilitation.
However, due to the already present conflicts within that region, originating from the Maoist insurgency lasting from 1996 to 2006, the troubled region has much to fight over as reconstruction from this disaster commences. However, as this reconstruction does commence, the potential for an even better economic outcome for that region has the potential to manifest, as the Sichuan earthquake had shown in 2008.
However, as every region and circumstance is different, attention and care must be given to this, as well as other major events in the world, stemming from either natural or man made disasters. As one planet, and one species, our concern must be alive, as that is vital to the survival and proper evolution of ourselves and future generations.