Natural calamity – GBRI
 

At least 36 people have been reported dead as India grapples with one of the most intense and longest-lasting heat waves in decades. Sadly, there seems to be no respite in sight anytime soon as the arrival of monsoon rains has been delayed according to government sources. India’s heat waves have grown particularly intense in the past […]

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Around 50% of India is facing drought-like conditions, with the Central government issuing ‘drought advisory’ to six states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu –  urging them to use water judiciously. With 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra hit by drought and crop failure, the 8 million farmers in […]

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Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after heavy flooding in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. As the floodwaters continued to rise amid heavy rains, Montreal and Ottawa declared states of emergency. Many environmentalists and leading government officials are linking the severe flooding event to climate change. “This flooding is happening […]

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US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding this spring season that would likely affect around 200 million people, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned. According to them, the serious flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is just a preview of an even more dangerous spring flooding. Communities living near the […]

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When the rain finally descended upon Queensland earlier this month, farmers rejoiced as the area hadn’t received any decent rain in years. However, tragedy struck when the downpour refused to subside, resulting in massive flooding across the state. The state’s cattle industry fears an estimated 500,000 cattle have already perished causing financial losses worth $300 million Australian […]

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To anyone who still needs a proof of how climate change is causing extreme weather conditions across the globe — while the US is currently witnessing temperatures plunging to their lowest in history, Australia just recorded its hottest January ever. The extreme weather has sparked wildfires in the drought-ridded south. Australian Open tennis players fainted, […]

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Torrential rains sparked floods and landslides in the South Sulawesi province of Indonesia claiming at least 30 lives and forcing thousands others to flee their homes. More than two dozen people have been reported missing. Adnan Purichta Ichsann, the chief of Gowa district near Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, said operators of the Bili Bili […]

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A heavy snow storm that stretched about 1400 miles from Kansas to the East Coast in US has already claimed nine lives. The storm was particularly worse in Missouri where over 800 car crashes, four deaths in accidents and fifty seven injuries were reported. The town of Montgomery City, Missouri, which is to the northwest […]

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