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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


US Disasters in 2011 Set New Record

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Yep, that's a graph of U.S. disasters according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Looks a bit like the graphs of greenhouse gas emissions, doesn't it? Looks completely opposite the trend of Arctic sea ice. Strange



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