On an increasingly resource strapped planet where almost 7 billion of us are distantly related brothers and sisters, these kinds of painful narratives are more and more common:
Over 3,000 Americans died on September 11, 2001, because enough devilishly smart people had grown to be terrorists. [[911ex]]
Over 10,000 died and 80,000 were affected by a 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, with thousands more dying in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia."
Over 75,000 died after an earthquake in Pakistan in 2004.
Over 1,800 lost their lives and $80 billion of property was damaged thanks to 2005's Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.
Over 654,965 Iraqi civilians died due to the effects of warfare by 2006.
Over 4,400 American soldiers died while 30-100,000 were wounded in Iraq.
Over 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are expected to suffer from PTSD, according to a recent Stanford University Study.