Category: flood

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis:

In a country where agriculture contributes between 20 and 40 percent of the GDP, depending on the year, and employs about 60 percent of the workforce, the lack of investment has had disastrous consequences.  

“Because of climate change, our winters have been getting hotter year by year and we’ve had much more rain in springs instead of snow in winters, which recently resulted in floods in many provinces especially in the north and west of Afghanistan,” Abdul Basir Azimi, water expert and the former deputy minister of energy and water told Al Jazeera.

“Twenty Afghan provinces experienced about a 60 percent decrease in snowfall during the last winter season in 2017, and before that.

Welcome to Our Fiery Climate Change Future:

But how do we know it’s climate change? On Friday, the World Weather Attribution Project released a damning report that argued the sizzling heat and wildfires burning the planet are anthropogenic—human caused, no doubt about it. The pressure systems have a hand, sure, but the heat waves in Europe, a continent that has rarely seen temperatures climb into the hundreds, are about to become a norm.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Climate change is here, and we are living in its burning embers.

Amazing lightning over Trieste, Italy captured by photographer Amadej Bernard.

Amazing lightning over Trieste, Italy captured by photographer Amadej Bernard.

People prepare for a hailstorm in Istanbul, Turkey. Interesting way to prep you car

People prepare for a hailstorm in Istanbul, Turkey. Interesting way to prep you car

Missouri

Photo Credit: Joshua Napper

Missouri

Photo Credit: Joshua Napper

Didn’t know there was a classification of tornado styles, cool.

Dust storm about to hit Egypt!