Another deluge hits frontpage news, this time in Germany

The SPIEGEL is currently covering what is called a Natural Disaster, official eyewitnesses from the natural disaster response describe the flash flood event as unprecedented. Here is some footage, via SPIEGEL, and context in German. Read more coverage from SPIEGEL, of the flood in Germany: Braunsbach nach dem Unwetter: “Chaos, einfach Chaos” Unprecedented, the new norm…

Worldwide Extreme Floods (Sep-December 2015 – Japan/Brazil/India/UK/USA South Florida)

Footage of recent flooding in Japan, India, Brazil, UK (Northern England / Wales / Scotland / Cumbria), Florida United States. There have been more floods, i.e. in Portugal, Singapore, and other parts of the world, and it is projected to get worse with increased temperatures due to global warming. New York Times: A 2015 study…

Epic flooding in Texas, during El Nino year and locked Jet Stream configuration

Tornadoes, flooding, and stormy weather currently affects large parts of central Texas. There is also live coverage, for example IBT, The WeatherChannel, or AccuWeather. The situation is still developing, because of possible dam breaches, downed power lines and trees, and black outs. Further precipitation is likely at the end of the week. Governor Greg Abbott called the deadly flooding…

The impacts of sea level rise on nuclear power plants

United States During the 1970s and 1980s, when many nuclear reactors were first built, most operators estimated that seas would rise at a slow, constant rate.  During Superstorm Sandy waves came close to reaching the Salem 1 nuclear reactor at Lower Alloways Creek, New Jersey. While it’s not clear how many current plants will still…

Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht vor der Flut (Indien und Pakistan)

Der SPIEGEL berichtet aktuell über den tagelangen Starkregen der Flüße ansteigen ließ und so für die verheerendsten Fluten seit Jahrzehnten sorgte. Tagelanger Starkregen löste die Fluten aus SPIEGEL: Durch die Anfang September von tagelangem Starkregen im Himalaya ausgelösten Überflutungen sind laut der Katastrophenschutzbehörde (NDMA) bereits rund 280 Menschen in der ostpakistanischen Provinz Punjab und im…

Record floods, submerged Fenghuang ancient town, Hunan province – July 2014

Severer storms caused record floods in the ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang (Hunan province),  Guizhou province and Jiangxi province. Today (Saturday 18th, July 2014) Rammasun, a super typhoon is approaching the China coast, considered the strongest storm to target China in 40 years. The Telegraph: According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in…

Sechstageregen bringt Europa schon das zweite „Jahrhunderthochwasser“ innerhalb von 12 Monaten

Deutscher Wetterdienst (Mai 2014): Das Weltzentrum für Niederschlagsklimatologie (WZN) im DWD hat Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede der hydro-meteorologischen Randbedingungen der Überschwemmungen auf dem Balkan im Mai 2014 mit dem Hochwasser in Deutschland im Juni 2013 untersucht. Die Bilder der Überschwemmungen an Donau und Elbe im letzten Jahr sind noch nicht aus dem Kopf, da wird Europa…

Global Warming Speeds Up Methane Emissions from Freshwater

By Tim Radford (Climate News Network): Scientists think the amount of methane emitted to the atmosphere from freshwater ecosystems will increase as the climate warms, triggering further warming. LONDON, 20 March – British scientists have identified yet another twist to the threat of global warming. Any further rises in temperature are likely to accelerate the release of methane from…