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[Ambassador report] [Climate Change] [Free Report] More Extreme Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change

by Aiyang Zheng | 22-07-2021 18:42 Comments 4 recommendations 0



Many factors may cause flooding. But a warming atmosphere resulting from climate change is worsening flooding abound the world, alongside other increasingly extreme natural disasters.


China is no exception. On 20 July, Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province in Central China and home to more than 10 million residents, suffered an extreme downpour that proved the heaviest ever observed in China and among the most significant on record globally. Between 4 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, a staggering 201.9 millimeters (7.95 inches) of rain came down, contributing to a daily rain total that exceeded 24 inches in Zhengzhou.


As a result, at least 25 people have been killed in subway cars and 7 are missing, with over than 100,000 people having been evacuated from Zhengzhou. The casualties are expected to rise as rescue work continues in the days to come. Chinese media call the rainfall “unseen in the last 1,000 years”. Some worry that given the scale of the damage, the post-disaster reconstruction will be particularly challenging for one of the most populous provinces in China.


The calamitous rainfall resulted from a trifecta of meteorological conditions that, intensified by human-caused climate change, resulted in catastrophe. Tropical moisture had been in place across much of southern China. Precipitation extremes like this may become more common in the future as the world continues to warm thanks to climate change.

4 Comments

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Aiyang,
    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    Natural disasters are causing a real problem day by day.
    What is even more, because of the abnormal climate problems, it becomes
    almost impossible to predict and prepare for it. I heard the news that
    Brazil which always has warm climate in these times recently went through a snow
    storm and the degrees went below 0 Celsius. Mother Earth is sending us a message.
    We need to solve this problem now!!

    Thanks for sharing:>
    Posted 02-08-2021 02:31

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Hi Aiyang,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)
    I was very worried when I witnessed the news about Zhengzhou in TV. Even while witnessing I couldn't believe the amount of water flooding out due to dam breakage. It seems like the worst was for those who had to wait in the subway for helpers to come and take them out. How horrifying it must have been! I hope the city can recover soon from the disaster.

    Green Cheers,
    Debbie
    Posted 26-07-2021 01:40

Bindu Dhakal

  • Bindu Dhakal says :
    Hello Zheng,
    Hope you are doing great,
    Thank you so much for your report,
    Climate change is the great issue and problems causing factor,
    Keep sharing,
    Yours,
    Bindu
    Posted 23-07-2021 11:13

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Zheng,

    It was sad to know that 25 people have been killed in subway cars. Thank you for this wonderful repot.


    I want to give you a kind reminder to fill this form which will take just a minute so that we can get connected in the coming days too.

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    Yours,
    Meena

    GREEN CHEERS


    Posted 22-07-2021 18:51

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