Extreme weather and climate change

Published: Tuesday 30 October 2012

The early onset of monsoon and the havoc it has caused in the northern hilly states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh onces again brings into focus extreme events like floods, disasters and heat waves striking nations around the world with more regularity in recent years. Down To Earth has been reporting on extreme climate events and their links to climate change. A selection of articles:

  Extreme rains over weekend contribute to 68 per cent surplus rainfall in the country   Down To Earth  
  Unprecedented quantity of water released from upstream Hathinikund barrage; will the consequent flood be worse than the one in 1978?   Down To Earth  
  Climate change will make energy a vulnerable sector and hit power generation   Down To Earth  
  Its growing population and exposure to storms make it vulnerable   Down To Earth  
  Eddy Moors, who heads the Earth System Sciences and Climate Change group at Alterra Wageningen University and Research...   Down To Earth  
  Thomas Knutson is a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US. He was the co-chairperson of the World...   Down To Earth  
  Seven hundred squatters occupying prime land rendered homeless; activists demanding their rehabilitation branded Maoists   Down To Earth  
  Climate change is happening now and is not some distant future event: World Meteorological Organization general secretary   Down To Earth  
  As the world continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the global temperatures could rise by 3°C by mid-century, says...   Down To Earth  
  Study commissioned by UK government warns migration may spin out of control and cause more misery if not managed properly   Down To Earth  
  Arabian Sea cyclones increasing in number, intensity   Down To Earth  
  Scientists pore over data to explain the unusual weather   Down To Earth  
  More than 100,000 people, according to unofficial estimate, are feared dead after cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar late   Down To Earth  
  He managed to convince five people to prepare for the burial. Most villagers were scared of venturing out of Kumirbari for fear of man-eaters.   Down To Earth  
  Heat waves follow a dry spell in Orissa and West Bengal, killing 80 people in April. Dust storms take Assam by surprise and Malwa scrambles for water.   Down To Earth  
  More than US $2 billion has been defrauded in Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief operations.   Down To Earth  
  US may finally be pushed to act on the climate change problem   Down To Earth  
  Even after two years, hurricane Katrina still haunts people in us's port city New Orleans in Louisiana state.      
  Vedanta in trouble: The Supreme Court's (SC) appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has called for annulling the clearance      





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