Climate Change

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change. By Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher and Chris BuckleyPublished July 26, 2021Updated July 29, 2021阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the …

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Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

By Mujib Mashal and Hari Kumar Feb. 7, 2021 NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities were scrambling to evacuate villages and save lives on Sunday after a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, said three bodies had been recovered and …

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Hu tieu, a Vietnamese dish spiced with prosperity and climate change – by George Black | Vital Signs | The Guardian

“On a visit last month to the town of My Tho, the capital of the Tien Giang province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, I found a riverside restaurant that served the local specialty, a dish called hu tieu. It’s a delicious soup, dense with stretchy rice noodles and topped with succulent locally farmed shrimp. These two ingredients …

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China Experiences a Fracking Boom- and All the Problems That Go With It – The New York Times

By Steven Lee Myers March 8, 2019 15 “GAOSHAN, China — The first earthquake struck this small farming village in Sichuan Province before dawn on Feb. 24. There were two more the next day. Sichuan is naturally prone to earthquakes, including a major one in 2008 that killed nearly 70,000 people, but to the rattled villagers of Gaoshan, …

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Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water. – The New York Times

Millions Rely on Their Water. Henry Fountain, a New York Times reporter, and Ben C. Solomon, a Times multimedia reporter, traveled to Kazakhstan to see the effects of climate change on mountain glaciers. Maps by Jeremy White.JAN. 16, 2019 “On a summer day in the mountains high above Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, the Tuyuksu glacier is melting …

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The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? – By Somini Sengupta – The New York Times

By Somini Sengupta Nov. 24, 2018,   1055 “HANOI, Vietnam — Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial age, has led the planet to the brink of catastrophic climate change. Scientists have repeatedly warned of its looming dangers, most recently on Friday, when a major scientific report issued by 13 United States government agencies warned that the …

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Vandana Shiva: There Is No Reason Why India Should Face Hunger and Farmers Should Commit Suicide – EcoWatch

 Dr. Vandana Shiva Aug. 14, 2015 12:35PM EST Vandana Shiva: There Is No Reason Why India Should Face Hunger and Farmers Should Commit Suicide There is no reason why India should face hunger and malnutrition and why our farmers should commit suicide. India is blessed with the most fertile soils in the world. Our climate is …

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59000 farmer suicides in India over 30 years may be linked to climate change- study says – By Vidhi Doshi – The Washington Post

By Vidhi Doshi August 1, 2017 A farmer sits on a dried-up patch of land in the southern Indian state of Karnataka in May 2015. (Jagadeesh Nv/European Pressphoto Agency) “Every year, thousands of Indian farmers commit suicide. Now one researcher thinks it may have something to do with climate change. Tamma Carleton, a researcher at the University …

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Opinion | Heat and Humidity Are a Killer Combination – By Ethan Coffel, Radley Horton and Colin Raymond – NYT

I am sorry to report that there is some very bad news for Vietnam and Southeast Asia in this science report from the NYT. Photo, a man in India suffers heat exhaustion, NYT I predicted in 2014, that in the next five years, the US would get serious and wake up about climate change. Unfortunately, …

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Why the Wilder Storms? It’s a ‘Loaded Dice’ Problem – By Somini Sengupta -NYT

By Somini Sengupta,      Oct. 5, 2018 16 comments Filipinos fled their homes in Marikina, part of the Metropolitan Manila region, during a flash flood in August. CreditCreditFrancis R Malasig/EPA, via Shutterstock  from NYT “Torrential rainfall lashed Japan in July. A cloudburst in August submerged entire villages in south India. In September, Hurricane Florence burst dams and lagoons, with coal ash and pig waste spilling into the …

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