Tagged: floods

Queensland Flooding: “Australia’s Worst Natural Disaster” - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Jan 12, 2011

Flash Flooding in Toowoomba. Source: Reuters   Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard have called the recent flooding in Queensland the “worst natural disaster in our history”. Three-quarters of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone (source: Brisbane times). Flooding has affected over 200,000 people in the Fitzroy, Burnett, Condamine, Mary and Brisbane … Read More

Wake the world - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 24, 2010

This is a guest post by Anthony Giddens and Martin Rees. Giddens is a former director of the London School of Economics, a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and the author of The Politics of Climate Change. Rees is president of the Royal Society. This year has seen outbreaks of extreme weather in many regions [...] … Read More

When warming burns… - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 19, 2010

Severe risks to human health will accompany the disturbed global climate which comes with global warming. We have only to consider the consequences of the heat waves, the flooding, the African droughts, of recent times to be alerted to that. Our experiences of climate change in New Zealand are unlikely to reach such extreme levels, [...] … Read More