Monsoon floods in forested areas

A valued contact of CHSUK writes re monsoon floods: 

Pray it helps increase environmental awareness  . . . this year’s rain was worse (climate change?). 

It turned into a real tragedy due to the work of the timber mafia – exploiting locals to cut trees, so not enough trees to soak up rain, provide soil stability, break water force – and hiding ready to steal felled trees. 

Due to water rise and ruining dams we have our cheap wooden furniture, the mafia/corrupt politicians have their money & poor locals suffer double whammy: got peanuts for the resources and are now flooded …

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