Floods in Thailand - images

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    RichA, Nov 2, 2011
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    RichA <> wrote:

    >On Nov 2, 12:04 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    >> Images of the floods in Thailand:
    >>
    >> http://preview.tinyurl.com/664kdc2
    >> or:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056546/British-U-S-workers-c...

    >
    >Wow! The Hondas!! Notice how sharp the claws were on the leopard
    >cub? Also, notice the algae in the first couple shots? That water
    >has been there a long time. It's time for them to start construction
    >on some huge drainage canals.



    Perhaps it isn't.

    This was an flood event unprecedented in Thai history. The
    probability of such an event occurring in any one year is probably
    somewhere between 0.3% (1/300) and 0.03% (1/3000).

    Despite the short term economic damage caused by these floods, and the
    potential long term damage to Thailand's reputation as somewhere to
    locate new manufacturing plants, protecting the flood risk zones to
    such high standards would be unlikely to make economic sense.
     
    Bruce, Nov 2, 2011
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    On Nov 2, 12:36 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    > RichA <> wrote:
    > >On Nov 2, 12:04 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    > >> Images of the floods in Thailand:

    >
    > >>http://preview.tinyurl.com/664kdc2
    > >> or:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056546/British-U-S-workers-c...

    >
    > >Wow!  The Hondas!!  Notice how sharp the claws were on the leopard
    > >cub?  Also, notice the algae in the first couple shots?  That water
    > >has been there a long time.  It's time for them to start construction
    > >on some huge drainage canals.

    >
    > Perhaps it isn't.
    >
    > This was an flood event unprecedented in Thai history.  The
    > probability of such an event occurring in any one year is probably
    > somewhere between 0.3% (1/300) and 0.03% (1/3000).
    >
    > Despite the short term economic damage caused by these floods, and the
    > potential long term damage to Thailand's reputation as somewhere to
    > locate new manufacturing plants, protecting the flood risk zones to
    > such high standards would be unlikely to make economic sense.


    It will if manufacturing decides to move lock, stock and barrel to
    China.
     
    RichA, Nov 2, 2011
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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    RichA <> wrote:
    >On Nov 2, 12:36 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    >> RichA <> wrote:
    >> >On Nov 2, 12:04 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    >> >> Images of the floods in Thailand:

    >>
    >> >>http://preview.tinyurl.com/664kdc2
    >> >> or:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056546/British-U-S-workers-c...

    >>
    >> >Wow!  The Hondas!!  Notice how sharp the claws were on the leopard
    >> >cub?  Also, notice the algae in the first couple shots?  That water
    >> >has been there a long time.  It's time for them to start construction
    >> >on some huge drainage canals.

    >>
    >> Perhaps it isn't.
    >>
    >> This was an flood event unprecedented in Thai history.  The
    >> probability of such an event occurring in any one year is probably
    >> somewhere between 0.3% (1/300) and 0.03% (1/3000).
    >>
    >> Despite the short term economic damage caused by these floods, and the
    >> potential long term damage to Thailand's reputation as somewhere to
    >> locate new manufacturing plants, protecting the flood risk zones to
    >> such high standards would be unlikely to make economic sense.

    >
    >It will if manufacturing decides to move lock, stock and barrel to
    >China.



    But if Thailand cannot afford (or cannot justify) the cost of
    increasing flood protection standards to cope with a flood that will
    probably not occur again within the lifetimes of anyone alive today,
    it will not be done. There isn't an unlimited supply of money for
    such mega-projects, particularly if they can only be justified on the
    basis of protecting against a flood event that will probably not be
    repeated for many generations.

    In any case, the damage to Thailand's reputation as a place to site
    manufacturing plants may already have been so damaged that companies
    would leave Thailand (or not go there) in any case, even if the flood
    defences *were* rebuilt to those unusually high standards.

    The new Thai government, under an inexperienced Prime Minister, is in
    an impossible position. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. And
    all because of a natural phenomenon over which they have no control.
     
    Bruce, Nov 2, 2011
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    Rich <> wrote:
    >Bruce <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> RichA <> wrote:
    >>>On Nov 2, 12:36 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    >>>> RichA <> wrote:
    >>>> >On Nov 2, 12:04 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    >>>> >> Images of the floods in Thailand:
    >>>>
    >>>> >>http://preview.tinyurl.com/664kdc2
    >>>> >> or:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056546/British-U-S-wor
    >>>> >> kers-c...
    >>>>
    >>>> >Wow!  The Hondas!!  Notice how sharp the claws were on the leopard
    >>>> >cub?  Also, notice the algae in the first couple shots?  That water
    >>>> >has been there a long time.  It's time for them to start
    >>>> >construction on some huge drainage canals.
    >>>>
    >>>> Perhaps it isn't.
    >>>>
    >>>> This was an flood event unprecedented in Thai history.  The
    >>>> probability of such an event occurring in any one year is probably
    >>>> somewhere between 0.3% (1/300) and 0.03% (1/3000).
    >>>>
    >>>> Despite the short term economic damage caused by these floods, and
    >>>> the potential long term damage to Thailand's reputation as somewhere
    >>>> to locate new manufacturing plants, protecting the flood risk zones
    >>>> to such high standards would be unlikely to make economic sense.
    >>>
    >>>It will if manufacturing decides to move lock, stock and barrel to
    >>>China.

    >>
    >>
    >> But if Thailand cannot afford (or cannot justify) the cost of
    >> increasing flood protection standards to cope with a flood that will
    >> probably not occur again within the lifetimes of anyone alive today,
    >> it will not be done. There isn't an unlimited supply of money for
    >> such mega-projects, particularly if they can only be justified on the
    >> basis of protecting against a flood event that will probably not be
    >> repeated for many generations.
    >>
    >> In any case, the damage to Thailand's reputation as a place to site
    >> manufacturing plants may already have been so damaged that companies
    >> would leave Thailand (or not go there) in any case, even if the flood
    >> defences *were* rebuilt to those unusually high standards.
    >>
    >> The new Thai government, under an inexperienced Prime Minister, is in
    >> an impossible position. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. And
    >> all because of a natural phenomenon over which they have no control.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >How many companies will want to do business if they can no longer get
    >insurance coverage there? The ramifications of this will probably end up
    >costing everybody (including us) a bit more for insurance.



    The flooding is the result of an extreme natural event - rainfall has
    far exceeded all known records. No matter how high you build flood
    defences, there is always a chance that they will be overtopped. In
    the same way, no matter how earthquake-resistant you build structures,
    there is always a chance of an earthquake that will topple them.

    The insurers will deal with the flood event in the same way they would
    deal with any natural disaster. Of course premiums will go up, and
    consumers will pay.
     
    Bruce, Nov 3, 2011
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