Tag: flood

    Cars float on the streets: Oman and Iran covered with a powerful flood
    09 Jan 2022

    Heavy rains have caused deadly flooding in Oman and Iran. More than ten people have already become victims of the disaster, The Watchers reports. Heavy rainfall also affected the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Muscat reportedly received 110 mm of rain in just a few hours, the same as in two […]

    Ice on the edge of survival: Warming is changing the Arctic
    08 Jan 2022

    While conducting research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon was struck this summer by what climate change has doomed Earth to lose and what could still be saved, Qatar-Tribune states. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife’s edge of survival that the U.N. […]

    Over the past 50 years, more than two million people have died due to climate change on the planet – the United Nations
    04 Jan 2022

    Over the years, natural disasters have damaged the world economy by $ 3.64 trillion. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the number of weather-related natural disasters has increased fivefold over the past 50 years. Scientists say that natural disasters have become more frequent due to climate change and more extreme weather conditions. However, deaths due […]

    Damage from 10 of the worst natural disasters in 2021 exceeded $170 billion – report
    30 Dec 2021

    The world’s most damaging ten natural disasters in 2021 resulted in more than $170 billion in economic losses, The Hill reported, citing Christian Aid’s annual report. “The losses from climate change have been serious this year, both in terms of staggering financial losses and in terms of death and displacement of people around the world,” […]

    Bahrain health system outlined contingency roadmap to tackle climate change
    09 Nov 2021

    The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated its commitment to continue upgrading its health system to be able to confront any potential impact of climate change. This is part of the steps being taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to play an active role in tackling climate challenges and further developing its health system to overcome any […]

    Before the flood: Turkey’s new dam set to wash away past despite uncertain future

    Turkey’s new Ilisu dam will flood villages and ancient sites. In Iraq, it could also deepen a water crisis, Middle East Eye warned in 2019. The Ilısu Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Tigris near the village of Ilısu and along the border of Mardin and Şırnak Provinces in Turkey. It is one […]

    Wrath of the Earth. The deadliest natural disasters in history

    News of the rampage of natural disasters, unfortunately, are not uncommon. Even in our cynical world, where tragedies are constantly happening, it is difficult to get used to such messages. After all, nature kills people with sad regularity. In July 2021 alone, floods in Germany, Belgium, and China have resulted in more than two hundred […]

    In Japan, floods flooded entire regions. More than a million people are being evacuated
    16 Aug 2021

    In Japan, heavy rains have flooded entire regions. Authorities said at least one person was killed and two were missing. More than a 1.4 million residents are being evacuated, Kyodo News reports. A record amount of precipitation has been observed in Japan since August 13. The country has declared a state of emergency in Hiroshima […]

    Floods in Turkey: Black Sea provinces declared ‘disaster areas’
    15 Aug 2021

    The provinces of Bartyn, Kastamonu, Samsun, and Sinop in Turkey’s Black Sea areas were affected by floods and heavy rains. The death toll from floods and mudslides in regions has reached 51, authorities said on August 14, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Rescuers continue to inspect the rubble of buildings and flooded basements, looking for people. […]

    Brand new IPCC report: extreme weather in the age of climate change
    10 Aug 2021

    Today, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented a thorough report analyzing what is happening to the planet due to human activity and what consequences we can expect from climate change. Experts have based on five scenarios – with the expectation that the world will either stop producing CO2 or emissions will double.  What […]