Flooding

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America’s summer of floods: climate crisis fueling barrage, scientists say
Yellowstone, Death Valley, Kentucky – experts say extreme rainfall spurred by global heating is rendering historical norms obsolete

Oliver Milman in New York

11, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Trillions of dollars at risk because central banks’ climate models not up to scratch
Climate research finds modelling used cannot predict localised extreme weather, leading to poor estimations of risk

Peter Hannam

09, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Flood inquiry finds serious failures by agencies and calls for Resilience NSW to be scrapped
NSW upper house inquiry identifies problems with the SES and says grant processes were ‘confusing’

Tamsin Rose and Josh Butler

09, Aug, 2022 @9:34 AM

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White House warns of ‘intensifying impacts of climate change’ as Biden tours flood-hit Kentucky – as it happened
President and first lady to tour state in which 37 have died from extensive flooding – follow the day’s politics news

Vivian Ho (now) and Joanna Walters (previously)

08, Aug, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Bushfire recovery groups blindsided by reports Resilience NSW might be axed
Community organisations in Cobargo say the agency, which has faced criticism, has done some good in protecting against fires

Joe Hinchliffe

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Burst water main in north London causes anger amid drought crisis
Roads closed in borough of Islington as video shows streets under more than a metre of water

Matthew Weaver

08, Aug, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Plans for retirement village in Brisbane area at ‘high likelihood’ of flooding spark disbelief
The site is not far from another village and an aged care centre that were both hit by flooding in February

Eden Gillespie

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Singer Judith Durham dies; Penny Wong calls for restraint on China’s exercises; 89 Covid deaths – as it happened
Independent review recommends home buybacks for NSW flood victims. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

06, Aug, 2022 @7:59 AM

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Floods, storms and heatwaves are a direct product of the climate crisis – that’s a fact, so where is the action? | John Vidal
As Guardian analysis shows that human-caused global heating is driving more frequent and deadly weather disasters, there is no place for denialism any more, says John Vidal, a former Guardian environment editor

John Vidal

04, Aug, 2022 @4:21 PM

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At least 24 people dead as flash flooding hits eastern Uganda
More than 5,600 displaced and 400,000 left without clean water after heavy rain causes two rivers to burst banks

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

03, Aug, 2022 @10:54 AM

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Home buyback scheme receives 443 applications from flood-hit Queensland property owners
About 2,000 homes remain uninhabitable, with evaluations set to begin for buyback program

Joe Hinchliffe and AAP

01, Aug, 2022 @10:25 AM

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Weather tracker: monsoon rains sweep India and Pakistan
Further heavy rainfall forecast after deadly lightning strikes and flooding last week

Nicholas Lee for MetDesk

01, Aug, 2022 @8:33 AM

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