a day at the beach in baseco slum at the mouth of the pasig river, where these waters contain human waste, including antibiotic resistant bacteria, even heavy metals into manila bay. it is hard to imagine a less healthy place to swim. baseco slum, manila, philippines.
on maplecroft's climate change vulnerability index, manila ranks as the world's second most vulnerable city to climate change. manila's tondo is manila's district most vulnerable to climate change-induced sea rises, storm surges from increasingly strong typhoons and earthquake trigger tsunami. it has a population density of nearly 78,000 people per square km (202,800 ppl/sq mi), according to a 2009 cornell university report. (note: manhattan has a population density of 26,939/km2 [69,771/sq mi].) #climatechange#globalwarming#education#environmentalawareness#philippines#baseco#middleschool#paris#france#jameswhitlowdelano