Tagged: flood

Climate change complicit in scorching heat, bushfires, flooding and tornadoes of disastrous Australian summer - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Jan 29, 2013

From a natural disaster perspective, Australia is having a much worse year than New Zealand, despite our apparent penchant for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and the occasional crippling winter storm on this side of the ditch. To date, the Insurance Council of Australia has officially declared three natural disasters in 2013 (the Tasmanian bush fires, New South Wales … Read More

Flooding and Landslides Pummel the top of the South Island - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Dec 15, 2011

Tourists stranded by floodwaters in Nelson. Source: The Nelson Mail Rain-laden clouds from the north Tasman sea settled over the top of the south island several days ago, and have been drenching the Nelson and Golden Bay regions ever since. Extreme rainfall has been recorded in Takaka, Richmond and Nelson, with the Kotinga gauge at Takaka recordind an unprecedented 423mm … Read More

Flooded Hard-Drives and Hondas: Economic Implications of Thailands’ Latest Natural Disaster - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Oct 28, 2011

Flooding in Thailand Source: thesun.co.uk Global Economic Hub Thailand is a global manufacturing hub, and a leading exporter of automobiles, electronics, textiles, clothing and food. Exports of goods and services accounting for approximately 70% of Thailands’ GDP in 2010. Tourism has largely recovered following the Indian Ocean tsunami (which claimed more the 5000 lives in Thailand), accounting … Read More

Flooding, Landslides Force Millions out of Their Homes - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Dec 21, 2010

Can We Blame Climate Change for Flooding in Venezuela & Colombia? In recent weeks, the wettest rainy season in over 40 years has battered Colombia and Venezuela, with flooding and landslides claiming over 200 lives, forcing millions of people from their homes and inundating valuable agricultural crops. Over 1.6 million (nearly 4% of Colombia total population of 45 million) people … Read More

From the Frying Pan into the Flood: Pakistan’s Worst Natural Disaster Unfolds (Pt I) - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Sep 02, 2010

Source: nationalgeographic.com “Amid Drought, Pakistan Prays for Rain”. That was the title of a National Geographic Daily News story published on 1 July, 2010. Since then, Pakistan’s scorching drought has indeed been remedied. Heavy monsoon rains over the past month have instigated widespread flooding, leading to the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. As … Read More