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After the floods: your stories

You may well have seen pictures from the severe floods in the UK over the past couple of weeks. Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales have been hit hardest following what a spokesperson for the UK Environment Agency described as ‘incredible amounts of rain’. Our thoughts are with the people in the affected areas,... (More...)
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El Niño: State of Emergency

Intensified by climate change, this El Niño is exceeding previous records and it is on track to unleashing severe and destructive extreme weather in the coming months. “This El Niño is playing out in uncharted territory. Our planet has altered dramatically because of climate change.” — Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization  ... (More...)
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20,000 Haiyan survivors demand: ‘Our survival is non-negotiable’

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Despite heavy rainfall, 20,000 survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Haiyan) marched at ‘ground zero’ days before the second anniversary of the world’s most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall, only comparable to the recent ‘Patricia’. The march intends to hold the administration of President Noynoy Aquino accountable for the... (More...)
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The Bahamas: There’s No Forgetting the Role Climate Change Played in Our Destruction

At the beginning of October, The Bahamas was battered by the first Category 4 storm to hit it since 1866, Hurricane Joaquin. The hurricane then went on to contribute to record shattering flooding and rain in South Carolina, USA. As the people of The Bahamas face the hard, expensive work of rebuilding their homes, schools, roads... (More...)
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