The extensive flooding in the Philippines over the past week is a stark reminder that the more we screw with our eco-system the more often there will be these types of so-called “natural” disasters.

This You Tube video shows the flooding’s impact on a parking lot of cars.

In this article from the New York Times Filipinos Document their ‘Katrina’ Online there is a detailed list of the ways in which technology and social media has helped in the coverage of this disaster and the dissemination of information.