La mesa de luz

Inundaciones

AAP441. ROCKHAMPTON (AUSTRALIA), 04/01/2010.- Vista aérea de hoy, martes 4 de enero de 2010, de las inundaciones en Rockhampton (Australia), donde el río Fitzroy creció hasta 9,15 metros y se espera que alcance los 9,4 metros el dí­a de mañana. EFE/JANIE BARRETT/POOL

En los últimos días han llegado noticias de varios lugares del mundo sobre grandes inundaciones. Australia, Alemania, Brasil, Thailandia... Viendo las imágenes, sobre todo las aéreas,  pienso que la tierra lucha contra el efecto del hombre de la misma manera que nuestro sistema inmunológico lucha contra la infecciones. El pus se lleva la contaminación de nuestro cuerpo como la lluvia arrastra coches, vidones, casas, puentes, carreteras... Parece que nuestro planeta esté luchando contra nosotros como si fueramos los causantes de su enfermedad. Aquí tenéis una selección de imágenes de esta lucha y tragedia para muchos seres humanos de todo el mundo.

KOE108 COLONIA (ALEMANIA), 10/1/2011.- Un hombre se asoma a un dique en una zona inundada por la crecida del rí­o Rhin en Colonia, Alemania, hoy, lunes 10 de enero de 2010. Tras semanas de copiosas nevadas, que dejaron Alemania bajo una gruesa capa de nieve, al ascenso de las temperaturas de los últimos días ha provocado un rápido deshielo, con las consiguientes crecidas de ríos e inundaciones. EFE/Oliver Berg

BRA17. TERESÓPOLIS (BRASIL), 12/01/2011.- Vista aérea de una algunas zonas afetcadas por las inundaciones hoy, miércoles 12 de enero de 2011, en Teresópolis (Brasil). Al menos 170 personas murieron a causa del temporal de lluvias que afecta al estado de Rí­o de Janeiro, donde la situación ha sido considerada como crí­tica por las autoridades. Sólo en el municipio montañoso de Teresópolis, el más afectado por las precipitaciones, la cifra de fallecidos alcanzó las 89 personas. EFE/ Antonio Lacerda

In this photo provided by the Gympie Regional Council, a road sign is reflected in floodwaters at Gympie, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Military helicopters searched Tuesday for scores of people missing after a tsunami-like wall of water ripped through an Australian valley, tossing cars like toys in the deadliest episode of a weekslong flood crisis. (AP Photo/Gympie Regional Council, Greg Wilbraham) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Maria Carlota, 37, poses for pictures at the entrance of her flooded house at Vila Itaim neighborhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Brazilian authorities say heavy rains have triggered mudslides and floods in southeastern Brazil, killing at least 13 people. Sao Paulo state civil defense officials say 11 people died when their houses collapsed because of mudslides and two were killed in flash floods. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

FRA925 WERTHEIM (ALEMANIA) 11/01/2011.- Una residente de la localidad alemana de Wertheim es trasladada en bote a su casa hoy, martes 11 de enero de 2011. Las inundaciones afectaron varias regiones del país tras el desbordamiento de varios rí­os por el deshielo. EFE/Marius Becker

XBR53- BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA) 11/1/2011.- Detalle de la devastación en el pueblo de Grantham oeste de Brisbane, Australia, hoy, martes 11 de enero de 2011. Las peores inundaciones en Australia en medio siglo comenzaron el mes pasado y han causado al menos once muertos y miles de evacuados. Brisbane es la tercera ciudad en importancia del paí­s, con 2 millones de habitantes, de los cuales miles empezaron a salir de los barrios próximos al río Brisbane. EFE / DAVE HUNT / PROHIBIDO PUBLICAR EN AUSTRALIA Y NUEVA ZELANDA

Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in a low-income neughbourhood in Teresopolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 12, 2011. Authorities have stated that more than a thousand people have been left without homes and 71 lost their lives in Teresopolis alone.       TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

BRIS115.- BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA), 13/1/2011.- Aspecto de un centro comercial inundado hoy, jueves 13 de enero de 2011, en el suburbio New Farm en Brisbane (Australia), afectado por las inundaciones de los últimos dÃías en el país. La población de la tercera ciudad de Australia afrontó nuevas riadas generadas por las inundaciones, donde han muerto al menos 12 personas y hay 200.000 damnificados. El río alcanzó un nivel de 4,45 metros, un metro por debajo de su récord histórico de 1974. EFE / DEAN LEWINS /  PROHIBIDO SU USO EN AUSTRALIA Y NUEVA ZELANDA

Thai people row boats along a flooded street past submerged buildings in Sungai-Kolok border in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on January 9, 2011. Fresh floods inundated areas of Narathiwat after days of heavy rain, according to reports.  AFP PHOTO/ MADAREE TOHLALA

Residents watch the swolen Bremer River engulf the Jim Finimore Sports Ground in West Ipswich on January 11, 2011. Thousands of people fled central Brisbane on January 11 as the panicked city braced for its worst flooding in 120 years, after terrifying flash floods left nine dead and 59 missing nearby.  AFP PHOTO / EDDIE SAFARIK

BRA517. TERESÓPOLIS (BRASIL), 12/01/2011.- Bomberos rescatan una víctima en una zona afectada por las inundaciones hoy, miércoles 12 de enero de 2011, en el municipio de Teresópolis, a 91 kilómetros de la ciudad de Río de Janeiro (Brasil), donde la cifra de fallecidos alcanzó las 122. Las lluvias que castigan desde hace una semana al sureste del país se ensañaron con la región montañosa del estado de Río de Janeiro, donde causaron al menos 237 muertos, decenas de desaparecidos y dejaron bajo el lodo barrios enteros, situación que las autoridades calificaron de "crí­tica". EFE / MARINO AZEVEDO / GOV ESTADO DE RÍO / SOLAMENTE USO EDITORIAL

This aerial photograph shows industrial flotsam forming a deadly logjam in the Brisbane River as flood waters devastate much of Brisbane on January 13, 2011. Australia's third-largest city awoke to a "war zone" with whole suburbs under water and infrastructure smashed as the worst flood in decades caused wide destruction. The death toll from the latest deluge stands at 15.  AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD

Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in a low-income neughbourhood in Teresopolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 12, 2011. Authorities have stated that more than a thousand people have been left without homes and 71 lost their lives in Teresopolis alone.  AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

Rescuers are seen on a boat in a flooded area in Franco da Rocha, some 35 kilometers west of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 12, 2011. The deaths added to 13 counted in Sao Paulo Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall death toll for southeast Brazil to 109 so far this week. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA

A man has written "Flood Aid" on his cagoule as he walks through a flooded street in the western German town of Koblenz, where the rivers Mosel and Rhine merge, on January 9, 2011. The situation along many German rivers, mainly Mosel, Rhine and Oder, stayed critic, as melting snow caused rising water levels and floods.        AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

A traffic sign submerges in the floods of the Oder river in Hohenwutzen, eastern Germany, on January 9, 2011. The situation along many German rivers, mainly Mosel, Rhine and Oder, stayed critic, as melting snow caused rising water levels and floods.     AFP PHOTO    PATRICK PLEUL  GERMANY OUT

This aerial photograph shows residential suburbs inundated as flood waters devastate much of Brisbane on January 13, 2011. Australia's third-largest city awoke to a "war zone" with whole suburbs under water and infrastructure smashed as the worst flood in decades caused wide destruction. The death toll from the latest deluge stands at 15.  AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD

A man walks through a street flooded by the Main river in the historic center of Wertheim, southwestern Germany, on January 11, 2011. The situation along many German rivers, mainly Mosel, Rhine and Oder, stayed critic, as melting snow caused rising water levels and floods.        AFP PHOTO     MARIUS BECKER     GERMANY OUT

Houses surrounded by water in Wanssum, southeastern Netherlands are pictured on January 12, 2010. The water level is still high in parts of the Netherlands, and rainfall is forecast for the coming days. AFP PHOTO/ANP/ KOEN VAN WEEL =netherlands out - belgium out=

Debris is left on a wall of a flood-affected house after the water receded in the Brisbane suburb of Saint Lucia January 13, 2011.   REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

An aerial view shows the floodplain of the Sieg river near Bonn, January 10, 2011. After weeks of snow and ice, rising temperatures combined with heavy rain means many German rivers have swollen drastically over the last few days, triggering flood warnings in many regions. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

Broken power transmission wires are dragged in flood waters west of Brisbane January 13, 2011.         REUTERS/Tim Wimborne  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A sales representative looks out from the entrance of a flooded wine wholesale store in Brisbane January 13, 2011. Flood water in Australia's third-biggest city peaked below feared catastrophic levels on Thursday but Brisbane and other devastated regions faced years of rebuilding as a fresh flood threat loomed with a cyclonic storm building off the coast. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

A vehicle drives down the flooded runway at Rockhampton Airport on January 5, 2011 after the swollen Fitzroy River broke its banks and inundated much of the city. Hundreds of Australians scrambled in the rain to build levee banks and evacuate hospital patients on January 5 as floods that have inundated or cut off 40 towns rolled downstream.        TOPSHOTS       AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD

A reflection of local residents talking is seen on a flooded street in Brisbane January 12, 2011.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Heavy equipment sits submerged in flood waters in an industrial area of Brisbane January 13, 2011. Flood water in Australia's third-biggest city peaked below feared catastrophic levels on Thursday but Brisbane and other devastated regions faced years of rebuilding and even the  threat of fresh floods in the weeks ahead. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Picture taken on January 12, 2011 with long exposure time shows two benches submerging in the floods of the Main river in Frankfurt/M., western Germany. At least four people were feared dead in Germany on January 11, 2011 after several days of floods in large parts of the country, authorities said.     AFP PHOTO    FRANK RUMPENHORST    GERMANY OUT