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South Korea flood death toll rises to 39; Yoon blames botched responses

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Yoon blames rather than admitting it's his job to ensure the proper measures are in place.

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Actually people blame Yoon, not Yoon blaming people.

Election experts say if Yoon fails to turn negative public opinion(currently in the low 30s) around by September, his party is a toast in next year's general election.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230714005200315

Yoon's approval rating falls 6 pct amid debates about Fukushima discharge

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In the poll of 1,000 people aged 18 and older conducted by Gallup Korea Co. from Tuesday to Thursday, the positive assessment of Yoon's performance came to 32 percent, down from the previous week's 38 percent.

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Don't rely totally on governments or authorities, use something that is called Common Sense.

And with increasing reliance on 'SmartPhones', note that there is not an 'App' for it!

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Election experts say if Yoon fails to turn negative public opinion(currently in the low 30s) around by September, his party is a toast in next year's general election.

Yes.

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Don't rely totally on governments or authorities, use something that is called Common Sense.

To a certain degree, yes. But ultimately it is also the govt’s responsibility to ensure the safety of even it’s most uninformed citizens, as it is the govt who controls all the disaster control and early warning infrastructure.

And with increasing reliance on 'SmartPhones', note that there is not an 'App' for it!

There are multiple apps in Japan (and I assume in SK as well) that give real time disaster alerts and evacuation warnings. The J-alert, Tsunami/Earthquake alerts, and evacuation alerts are activated even without an App.

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To add, no one should completely rely on the govt or any agency for their own safety. But it is the govt’s responsibility to ensure the safety of it’s taxpayers.

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That is common sense ground zero as ultimately the government has far greater oversight and detailed information.

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Being in Ukraine did not help either

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Despite some scientists, ordinary people understand from experience that the climate change caused by human activities is an indelible hard fact.

How can one explain these heatwaves, frequent forest fires, super typhoons, torrential rains and resultant floods, receding glaciers in the Himalayas and elsewhere, dispelling of permafrost in polar regions without attributing them to the carbon dioxide emission?

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And they want, training planing to go to nuclear armed NK?

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He over there in Ukraine,when he should of been in South Korea,you notice how all these politicians running their mouth about Ukraine,are not doing a good job running their own country

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Wanderlust is correct. Governments could and should have done more, but nobody should rely on them for their safety. The biggest problem is that people are simply not adapting their behaviour to extreme weather. They just keep doing the same things, regardless. So, if it has been raining hard for days, avoid using subterranean transportation. If it 45 degrees, don't go out in the sun. You would put your life on hold for an illness, put it on hold for extreme weather. If you can, sleep during the day, do stuff at night. Governments are neither competent nor trustworthy, so use your own common sense to keep yourself safe.

Most government emergency committees, like SAGE in the UK, still concentrate on military threats. But unless your country borders Russia, the climate is more of a threat than any military event. Unfortunately, these groups are filled with elderly generals and have limited awareness of climate issues, flood relief, reservoir capacities and the like.

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Our government give us near time, weather emergency update,within minutes of a storm

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