Peru Flooding Disaster (March 2017)

“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, […]

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March 19, 2017

“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in a broadcast to the nation on Friday afternoon. “There hasn’t been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998.”

The disaster – which came after a period of severe drought – has been blamed on abnormally high temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, and fuelled criticism that the country is ill-prepared for the growing challenges of climate change.

Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country’s climate change preparedness https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/peru-floods-ocean-climate-change

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