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villagers survey the damage from mudslides, which were triggered by a heavy downpour in october 2018

Climate finance misses its mark in Ugandan landslide zones

On the slopes of Mount Elgon, residents live in fear of the next deadly landslide, as tree-planting solutions fail to take root. The slopes of Mount Elgon saw one of Uganda’s deadliest natural disasters in 2010, when 365 people died in landslides triggered by torrential rain.

planners said protecting the lowest-lying area, including south street seaport and the adjacent financial district, will require adding more land over several years

De Blasio unveils $10bn scheme to build new chunk of Manhattan to combat climate change

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has announced a radical plan to meet the “existential threat” of climate change by constructing a new section of Manhattan, extending hundreds of feet out into the narrow East river, in order to protect Wall Street and other downtown areas.

lake palcacocha glistens below the glaciers of the palcaraju and pucaranra peaks that feed the lake and also threaten it with flood-inducing avalanches

The Dangers of Glacial Lake Floods: Pioneering and Capitulation

During the past 70 years, Peruvian engineers virtually eliminated the risks posed by glacial lake floods. But climate change and a political blind eye are increasing the dangers once again

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‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ puts words to a future you don’t want to live in

The Uninhabitable Earth – Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cook us: What climate change could wreak – sooner than you think — Prepare yourself for grisly descriptions of how the body breaks down in overwhelming heat, predictions of prehistoric plagues springing back to life beneath melting permafrost, and the possibility of an economic collapse …

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flood-prone areas in annapolis could be almost constantly under water by 2070

US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows

Annapolis seeing sea rise at about twice the global rate. Flooding there foreshadows problems other coastal towns can expect — When the parking lot in the bustling tourist zone of downtown Annapolis floods, the employees at Pip’s Dock Street Dogs restaurant take off their socks and shoes, wrap their legs in trash bags and wade …

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residents wade through floodwaters in the suburb of hermit park in townsville this week

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Amid record temperatures, severe flooding and devastation of wilderness, the political message from the government is business as usual — The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. Over the past fortnight, the northern Queensland city’s 180,000 residents have been hit by a monsoon strengthened by a low-pressure front that dragged …

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dead cattle at eddington station in western queensland

Townsville flood inquiry announced, as up to 300,000 cattle die in western Queensland

Premier distances herself from decision to open Ross River dam floodgates, which sent water into Townsville suburbs — The Queensland government has announced an inquiry into the historic flooding in Townsville, as evidence mounts that local authorities failed to anticipate the extreme nature of the recent record rainfall. The independent inquiry will look into “key …

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passengers disembark from a crowded ferry boat in khulna

Stress Testing for Climate Impacts with “Synthetic Storms”

How well would your city weather a hurricane? Digitally “moving” past storms to new locations simulates the effects of extreme weather events on local infrastructure — Increased levels of greenhouse gases and the resulting warming on a global scale are expected to alter local climate- and weather-related risks [Field et al., 2012]. We are seeing …

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waist-deep floods inundate residents in libon town, albay

LOOK: Heavy rain due to Usman floods Libon town

Waist-deep floods are seen in the town of Libon, Albay, where residents were forced to evacuate — (MANILA, Philippines) Heavy rain due to Tropical Depression Usman flooded areas of Albay.  According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) the low pressure area (LPA) which used to be Tropical Depression Usman and the …

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