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In an era of unwelcome climate records Hurricane Harvey won’t be the last

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Residents are evacuated during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

From the US to India and China, human impact on the climate is likely to have made droughts and storms more severe – and the trend is only set to continue

August 30, 2017 — The 17tn US gallons of rain (roughly 26m Olympic swimming pools) dumped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey has set a new high for a tropical system in the US, but it is unlikely to Continue reading In an era of unwelcome climate records Hurricane Harvey won’t be the last

Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

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TYPHOON PREPS. A security guard reinforces doors taped up as winds from Typhoon Hato lash the exterior of the IFC building in Hong Kong’s Central district on August 23, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

It is the first such alert in 5 years and only the the third time the Typhoon 10 warning has been issued since 1997

HONG KONG (Aug. 23, 2017) — Hong Kong raised its highest storm warning Wednesday, August 23, as Severe Typhoon Hato brought the city to a standstill, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy rain and winds pummeled the territory. Continue reading Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a "T8" storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE
A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a “T8” storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Gusts of 151 kilometers (93 miles) per hour whipped the city and rain lashed down during the night, and authorities warned of floods and landslides

HONG KONG (Aug. 2, 2016) — Hong Kong shut down Tuesday, August 2, as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China.  Continue reading Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

China braces for worst cold in 30 years

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Around 90% of China will face below freezing temperatures in the next 4 days

BEIJING, China (Jan. 21, 2016) — Schools have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said Thursday, January 21.

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