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A Map Of Where El Niño Will Strike Around The World

El Nino

The map is the work of NOAA and is by no means a prediction or promise of how this year’s El Niño might fall, or even if there will be one at all. What it does do, however, is give an overview of how researchers have observed El Niño altering precipitation patterns around the world since 1950. As you can see, some areas are likely to be prone to the heavy rains, storms, and flooding that we often associate with El Niño. But other areas could experience unusual dryness, perhaps even drought. (source: http://io9.com/a-map-of-where-el-nino-will-strike-around-the-world-1579079407)

 

Serbia declares national mourning for flood victims

Rocker BILLY IDOL is showing off his charitable side and donating a portion of his earnings at an upcoming concert in Belgrade, Serbia to help the victims of devastating floods in the area.

Rocker BILLY IDOL is showing off his charitable side and donating a portion of his earnings at an upcoming concert in Belgrade, Serbia to help the victims of devastating floods in the area.

The Serbian government has declared three days of mourning for the victims of the disastrous flooding. Worst-hit is the town of Obrenovac near Belgrade, where flooding from the Sava river has been aggravated by overflow from the Danube. Fourteen people died there as the waters rose. Some 15,000, the majority of the town’s population, had to leave their homes. Co-ordinating the response to the floods from Belgrade, the Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said many people had died and as the waters receded, the number would certainly be higher…

 

‘Cold May’ is due to environmental changes

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Muhammad Saeed Haleem has said that dangers of floods have been increased in Pakistan due to the global environmental changes. Chairman NDMA said that Pakistan had become prone to natural disasters. ‘Rampant floods have increased the chances of land sliding’ he added. He said that we were passing through a drought-like situation in Thar and forecasts of monsoon rains are not satisfactory too. ‘Cold May’ is a strong example of environmental changes in Pakistan, he added…

 

Climate change to hit credit ratings: S&P

Climate change will be a significant factor in sovereign credit ratings and is already putting them under downward pressure, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) warned on Thursday. In a new report, S&P argued that climate change – and particularly global warming – will hit countries’ economic growth rates, their external performance and public finances…

 

Can Twitter Help After Natural Disasters?

Twitter-Earthquake-300x225While social media has become useful to everything from marketing to advertising to swaying elections, there was some stones still unturned that most people haven’t considered. Now, it seems that social media is revealing another surprising use. Scientists believe that Twitter can provide data after disasters, mainly earthquakes. How are they doing it exactly? After the earthquake in Japan, researchers looked to Twitter and it’s geo-coded tweets to ascertain data about the natural disaster…

 

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