OP-ED: Communicating right can save lives

People need to be properly warned about extreme weather events The unthinkable happened in Europe in 2021 — nearly 200 people died of flash floods that wreaked havoc in Germany and Belgium. Other countries, like the Netherlands and Luxembourg were also severely hit, but managed to avoid the loss of human lives. While the continent […]

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

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Flames are seen on the side of highway after a bushfire broke out, near St George, Arizona on July 12, 2021 Reuters Scientists have calculated that greenhouse gas emissions must decline 50% by 2030, and be phased out entirely by 2050 to stay within range of 1.5°C Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations on Monday […]

Montana’s famed trout under threat as drought intensifies

A photo provided by Wade Fellin shows dead trout in the Bitterroot River in Montana. Higher temperatures early in the year, worryingly low river levels, fish die-offs and pressure from anglers yearning to recapture a year lost to the pandemic have swirled into a growing crisis. Wade Fellin via The New York Times

But this is a drought year, and a confluence of extreme conditions now threatens the state’s legendary waters. Higher temperatures early in the year, worryingly low river levels, fish die-offs and pressure from the crush of anglers yearning to recapture a year lost to the pandemic have swirled into a growing crisis. This week the […]

125 dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslides in India

125 dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslides in India

NDRF personnel rescuing stranded villagers from low lying areas flooded after heavy monsoon rains in Chiplun district of Maharashtra on July 23, 2021 AFP At least 42 people died after landslides flattened most homes in the Taliye village,  southeast of the financial capital of Mumbai Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris […]

25 die in China landslides, floods after record rain

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Residents wade through floodwaters on a flooded road amid heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 20, 2021 Reuters Around 200,000 residents were evacuated in Zhengzhou At least 25 people have died after torrential rains caused landslides and flooded a city in central China, with shocking images showing passengers struggling against chest-high water inside […]

Germans question handling of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Germans question handling of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Reuters, Berlin Wed Jul 21, 2021 04:23 PM Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, on July 20, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ Thilo Schmuelgen “> Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, on July 20, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ […]

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds

Catastrophic floods such as those that struck Europe recently could become much more frequent as a result of global heating, researchers say. High-resolution computer models suggest that slow-moving storms could become 14 times more common over land by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. The slower a storm moves, the more rain […]

Floods lay bare Europe’s gigantic task in averting future climate damage

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File photo: People work in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Bad Muenstereifel, Germany, July 19, 2021 Reuters Coming hard on the heels of severe heatwaves and wildfires in North America and Siberia, the floods have put climate change at the top of the political agenda The catastrophic floods that swept […]

Hundreds considered missing in Europe floods are safe

Published: July 20, 2021 10:48:09 European authorities have revised down the number of people missing as waters receded after devastating flooding in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland last week, even as the death toll continues to rise. More than 700 people who were considered missing after the heavy floods ripped buildings from their foundations, […]

90 dead in Germany, Belgium floods

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An aerial photo taken on July 15, 2021 shows a regional train standing in the train station of the town of Kordel, flooded by the water of the river Kyll, western Germany, following heavy rains AFP In the devastated Ahrweiler district of Germany, around 1,300 people were unaccounted for Heavy rains and floods lashing western […]