It saddens me, our egocentric ways in North America and how this is encouraged through media coverage. As with most Canadians and especially because of living in a metropolitan rainforest I've watched in disbelief as Calgary slowly tries to recover from the massive flooding this past week.
But did you know, 1000 people died in a flood that wiped out homes, roads, bridges and communication in Uttarakhand India the same time flooding was happening in Calgary?! Why have you not heard about it?
While Calgary is making sense of the damage from the flood, Indians are preparing for a mass cremation for the flood victims. While local citizens are helping each other in Calgary creating a sense of community, a helicopter rescuing flood victims in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand crashed killing everyone. Are our tragedies in North America worth more than the lives of 1000 Indians?