Browsing the "floods" Tag

Climate Change Could be Producing Super El Niños

January 28th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn The question of how global warming will influence El Niño has been a challenging one for scientists to answer. A new study suggests while the overall number of El Niños is unlikely to increase, particularly strong “super&hellip


Thailand Suffers Most Costly Flood in History – 10% of Annual Rice Crop Destroyed

October 19th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The tropical tourist paradise of Thailand is currently suffering through enormously costly floods, resulting from a "weak" La Niña monsoon season. Following September's extremely heavy rains -- five feet of rain for the month -- the monsoon season continues virtually unabated into this month, where it also coincided, last weekend, with the highest tides of the month. It is estimated that 10 % of the nation's rice crop has been destroyed, so far, costing nearly 4 billion USD, and growing. This will have certain impact on global food prices (driving them higher) and on food security for tens of millions of people


Extremely Extreme Weather in 2010.. Perhaps Most Extreme on Record

June 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Dr. Jeff Masters, a world-leading meteorologist, just finished a compilation of what he considered 2010's top 20 extreme weather events. All in all, he considers 2010 to be the most extreme year for weather since records began and, unfortunately, with a good understanding of climate change, he hints at what we could be in for if we don't turn things around quickly



Back to Top ↑