Asia’s Monsoon Floods Are Horrifying

India’s floods expose its total vulnerability to climate change – In West Bengal, residents say Hurricane Harvey in the US is “no comparison” to devastation for which their country left them woefully unprepared http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change South Asia Is Also Experiencing The Worst Flooding In Decades And The Photos Are Horrifying https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/south-asia-is-also-experiencing-the-worst-flooding-in South Asia floods: Mumbai building…

China Extracts Ocean Methane Hydrates

China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’ (2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39971667

Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour? (2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610

China extracts 235,000 cubic meters of combustible ice from #SouthChinaSea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/877834019701891074

Methane clathrates (hydrates) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate

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Media, Political Leaders React to U.S. Paris Climate Exit

A compilation of recent responses to Donald Trump’s announcement from June 1, 2017, to exit the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations.

Woodrow Wilson Center

FOX and CNN via

Emmanuel Macron

Secular Talk

ABC News

Aljazeera
http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/eu-and-china-agree-on-joint-climate-change-action/5458479676001

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Incredible footage of the strongest Typhoon Meranti in 2016

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Watch how cities will get flooded with 10 feet sea level rise

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