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Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods

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FILE – This June 9, 2013 file picture shows an aerial view the city of Deggendorf, Germany flooded by Danube river. Scientists say climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe, with the biggest shifts seen along the Atlantic coast. (Wolfram Zummach/Keystone via AP, file)

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday.

River floods are among the costliest natural disasters worldwide, causing annual damages of more than $100 billion. They affect millions of people each year because many towns and cities are built along rivers.

Examining flood data across a 50-year period, researchers found significant shifts in timing along the Atlantic coast of western Europe from 1960 to 2010.

According to a paper published in the journal Science, half of the measurement stations from England to Portugal showed…

 

Reverend to share wisdom of resilience at community forum

We need to focus on how to live through crises, even though we know it’s hard, Uniting Church Reverend Sharon Hollis says.

Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Reverend Sharon Hollis will travel to Devonport to address a forum about resilience next week.

She will join The Advocate editor Luke Sayer, Latrobe Lions Club secretary Kae Campbell and executive officer of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Tasmanian Congress Alison Overeem on a discussion panel.

Ms Hollis said it was crucial for communities to understand what it meant to be resilient, and how to face challenges with “buoyancy, optimism and hope”.

She said issues including technology, ecology and social…

 

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