Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

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Climate Change on Land

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:51:00 +0200samiconsulting (en)

We looked at the impact of climate change on the sea in a recent blogpost. That included issues of coastal flooding, storm surges and salination. In this one, we look at the more direct impacts on land. A recent IPCC report noted that warming is generally higher over land than over the ocean.

China: Natural disasters affect over 7 mln people in Yunnan in Q2

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:40:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

KUNMING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Over 7.4 million people in southwest China 's Yunnan Province were affected by natural disasters, especially droughts, in the second quarter of 2019, according to the provincial emergency department Monday. Nine people died due to the disasters in Q2 and severe droughts....

In pericolo le antiche grotte cinesi del Gansu a causa dell’aumento delle precipitazioni [GALLERY]

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:16:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

L’aumento delle precipitazioni sta minacciando le grotte antiche nella provincia nordoccidentale cinese del Gansu , tra cui il sito del patrimonio mondiale dell’UNESCO delle Grotte di Mogao. Infatti, le grotte e l’arte che racchiudono sono riuscite a preservarsi per migliaia di anni proprio grazie al clima arido delle zone occidentali della Cina.

Natural disasters affect over 7 mln people in Yunnan in Q2

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:59:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

KUNMING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Over 7.4 million people in southwest China 's Yunnan Province were affected by natural disasters, especially droughts, in the second quarter of 2019, according to the provincial emergency department Monday. Nine people died due to the disasters in Q2 and severe droughts....

90 Dead, 1 Million Displaced by Monsoon Flooding in India and Nepal

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:39:00 +0200ecowatch (en)

It is somehow fitting to be in Nepal during an extreme monsoon for the @IPCC_CH author meeting - our mandate being climate change impacts, adaptation & vulnerability. Thank you to all the emergency responders who are at the front lines of the flooding.

More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warns

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 22:01:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migration" sparked by rising sea levels in the Indo-Pacific.

More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warns

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 21:47:00 +0200radioaustralianews-fr (en)

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migration" sparked by rising sea levels in the Indo-Pacific.

More climate refugees to come, Defence briefing warns

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 21:07:00 +0200abc-au (en)

Internal Australian Defence Force (ADF) briefing notes from last year, obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information, also predict the military may be forced to increase patrols in Australia's northern waters to deal with "sea-borne migration" sparked by rising sea levels in the Indo-Pacific.

On Philanthropy: Don’t let disaster philanthropy become a philanthropic disaster

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:25:00 +0200denverpost (en)

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes, droughts — and more. Such natural disasters are happening with greater frequency, many accelerated by our rapidly changing climate. Man-made disasters such as shootings at schools, concerts, houses of worship and workplaces are also occurring at alarming rates.

Odisha registers 31 pc decline in number of lightning deaths

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:22:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Odisha has registered a decline in human casualty due to lightning by 31 per cent during 2018-19 following effective use of Early Warning Communication system (EWCS), a senior official said. While 465 lightning deaths were recorded in Odisha during the year 2017-18, it came down to 320 in 2018-19....

Deteriorating flood situation

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:18:00 +0200thefinancialexpress (en)

The signs are rather strong that the floods that have engulfed some parts of at least 10 districts of the country could turn both nasty and devastating. A number of rivers now are in full spate following heavy downpour across the border and inland and they have inundated a vast area in these districts.

5 World's major cities to face 'unknown' climate conditions by 2050

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:30:00 +0200trust (en)

London's climate in 2050 could be similar to Barcelona's current climate, with Madrid feeling more like Marrakesh and Seattle more like San Francisco. (Clarifies number of Paris Agreement countries in paragraph 8) By Michael Taylor. KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fifth of the....

We were already over 350ppm when I was born | Jamie Margolin

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:34:00 +0200guardian (en)

‘We have to dismantle the systems of oppression that gave rise to and perpetuate the climate crisis, including colonialism, racism, and patriarchy.’ Photograph: Erik M/Pacific/Barcroft Images. C limate change is such an overwhelming problem that many people understandably want to keep it separate from other issues.

We Were Already Over 350 ppm When I Was Born

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:27:00 +0200thenation (en)

Climate change is such an overwhelming problem that many people understandably want to keep it separate from other issues. After all, the task seems daunting enough already. To avoid catastrophic climate disruption, global emissions of greenhouse gases must be slashed by 45 percent by 2030,....

World's major cities to face 'unknown' climate conditions by 2050

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:11:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

By Michael Taylor. KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding.

Cina: ministero Risorse idriche ha attivato allarme inondazioni in dieci provincie

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:11:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Pechino, 12 lug 08:07 - (Agenzia Nova) - Il ministero delle Risorse Idriche della Cina ha emesso un allarme giallo per le inondazioni in dieci provincie del paese. Lo riferisce la stampa cinese, che spiega che lo stato di emergenza è stato attivato dal ministero per le provincie di Qinghai, Gansu,....

World: Drought, Disease and War Hit Global Agriculture, Says U.N.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:53:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that shortages of grain and other foodstuffs have left people in 41 countries — 31 of them in Africa — in need of handouts. “Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity,....

Indonesia: ECHO Factsheet – Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia – Last updated 05/07/2019

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Introduction. Considered safe havens for many, Southeast Asian countries, in particular Thailand , Malaysia, and Indonesia, have long hosted considerable numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from various nationalities who seek protection and assistance outside of their home countries.

CORRECTED-World's major cities to face 'unknown' climate conditions by 2050

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:48:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

(Clarifies number of Paris Agreement countries in paragraph 8) By Michael Taylor. KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding.

World’s Major Cities to Face ‘Unknown’ Climate Conditions by 2050

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:13:00 +0200irrawaddy (en)

By Thomson Reuters Foundation 11 July 2019. KUALA LUMPUR—A fifth of the world’s major cities will face “unknown” climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding. Climate scientists at the Crowther Lab, a research group....

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