Floods in Europe and lessons for India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Climate change and global warming will continue to cause extreme climatic events. Across the world, countries are being confronted with situations of either too little or too much water and droughts interspersed with floods. Rainfall has become unpredictable. The recent floods in Europe are a wake-up call for us to adopt the Dutch mantra,… Continue reading Floods in Europe and lessons for India – Explained, Pointwise

Let’s make room for the river

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Mitigation of flood is an important topic in Disaster Management Synopsis: The recent floods in Europe are a wake-up call for us to adopt the Dutch mantra, ‘live with water, build with nature’. About the flood in Europe: Recently, a month’s rain poured in just 24 hours in Germany and Belgium. This… Continue reading Let’s make room for the river

Rising carbon dioxide levels may double floods

News:According to a study conducted by scientists, risk of extreme floods or storms are rising due to increased CO2 level. Facts: About the study: The study is based on the data collected on climate from 155 countries over 46 years(1970 to 2016). The analysis has used econometric modelling which involves accounting for a country’s vulnerability… Continue reading Rising carbon dioxide levels may double floods

Average rainfall hides weather extremes: report

A report titled ‘The Face of Disasters 2019’, published by Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) has noted that IMD’s normal monsoon prediction gives only a myopic view. It does not give insights on extremes of floods and droughts across India. Recently, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said monsoon rains are expected to… Continue reading Average rainfall hides weather extremes: report