11 Jul '18, 3am

#ClimateChange 101: Rising greenhouse gas concentrations mean more extreme weather

According to the World Meteorological Organization, high impact weather, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation, has marked the early part of summer in the northern hemisphere. Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades, with many daily rainfall records broken. According to official government figures on 10 July, more than 150 people have lost their lives and the casualty toll is expected to rise. Around 10,000 houses have been destroyed and/or inundated houses. Between 28 June and 8 July, there was extraordinary heavy rainfall caused by huge amount of water vapor provided by a stationary rainy front in addition to damp air remaining from Typhoon Prapiroon. West Japan and Hokkaido experienced record precipitation during the period, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Total precipitation at many observation sites reached two-...

Full article: https://unfccc.int/news/july-sees-extreme-precipitation-a...

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grist.org 09 Jul '18, 9pm

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