By Paul Homewood
h/t Ian Magness
The pathetic Sky News strikes again:
At least 62 people dead in Bangladesh and India after floods leave millions stranded
Experts say that climate change is increasing the frequency, ferocity and unpredictability of floods in Bangladesh.
Dozens of people have died and millions of homes are underwater following huge floods in north-eastern India and Bangladesh.
At least 62 people have died.
In India, Assam state’s disaster management agency said 32 of its 35 districts were underwater as the swollen Brahmaputra River broke its banks, displacing more than three million people.
The Brahmaputra – one of Asia’s largest rivers – breached its mud embankments, inundating 3,000 villages and croplands.
Troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by floods which have severed transport links, authorities said on Saturday.
While floods in Bangladesh are regular, experts say climate change is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability.
So where is the evidence for your claim, Sky? Should be easy to find, if it is so obvious.
Far from getting worse, the data shows that deaths from flooding in Bangladesh have declined markedly since the 1970s:
Of course, deaths can be avoided by better forecasting and warning systems, but homeless numbers have also fallen sharply, suggesting that the floods themselves are not as severe:
And the economic damages also show a drastic fall, confirming this:
I wonder what Sky will blame on climate change next? The shoddy quality of their journalism?
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June 19, 2022 at 11:13AM