Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing. In fact, two-thirds of Europe could be affected by an extreme weather event by 2100, according to a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal on 4 August. In the 72 hours since, this years worlds strongest storm , Typhoon Noru pounded Central Japan, causing more than 400 flights to get cancelled.Landslides crippled Northern Italy and Southwest China following extended heatwaves Meanwhile, wildfires raged in Western Greenland, an occurrence so rare that The European Union Earth Observation Programme has no data on similar activity in this region. At this time, this appears to be unprecedented.
Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing
Aug 8, 2017 22:26 IST