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Floods in drought season: is this the future for parts of India

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A Mumbai street after flooding that left more than 20 people dead. Photograph: Rajanish Kakade/AP

Mumbai, Assam and other regions are used to extreme weather, but the recent flooding was not ‘normal’. The powers that be must adjust, and fast

September 5, 2017 — It is possible to be killed by floods in Mumbai, but not really to be surprised by them. On 29 August, the city was battered by a monsoon storm which left homes, highways and Continue reading Floods in drought season: is this the future for parts of India

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters

With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded

April 24, 2016 — The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN’s head of disaster planning has warned.

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