Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday 30 October 2012

 
Hurricane Sandy is wreaking havoc in the US. For a country that hesitates to talk about climate change, the superstorm has forced it to brainstorm. Newspaper columns and social media posts have started to explore the link between climate change and the storm. Down To Earth has been reporting on extreme climate events and their links to climate change, including category five hurricane Katrina of 2005. A few selected articles:
 
The superstorm has killed 68 so far in North America
Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu on high alert
 
  Explaining extreme events of 2011 from a climate perspective  |  Source: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
 
 Global climate risk index 2012  |  Source: Germanwatch
 
 Weather extremes in a changing climate: hindsight on foresight  |  Source: World Meteorological Organization
 
 55 Million people affected by extreme weather disasters in 2009  |  Source: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
 Forecast for mets: grim  |  Source: Down to Earth
 
 Global climate risk index 2009  | Source: Germanwatch
 Weather and climate extremes in a changing climate  |  Source: U.S. Climate Change Science Program
 
 Extreme rainfall events: Vulnerability analysis for disaster management and observation system design  | Source: CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
 
 Extreme weather events over India in the last 100 years  |  Source: Journal of the Indian Geophysical Union

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