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CLIMATE CRISIS BLAMED FOR RAINS AND FLOODS THAT HAVE KILLED 150 IN BRAZIL  

About 150 people have been killed or are missing following record-breaking heavy rains, landslides and flooding in three Brazilian states this year. Scientists say global heating is contributing to more “extreme rainfall” events in the country, and warned that such disasters could become “the new normal”. Monsoon rains kill Brazilians every summer, with floodwaters filling streets and landslides afflicting poorer communities and favelas built on steep hillsides, often without proper drainage or sanitation.

But global temperatures have climbed steeply since the 1980s, and a warming atmosphere causes more evaporation, making more water available for precipitation. Official data sent to the Guardian showed “extreme rainfall events” – when more than 80mm or 100mm falls within 24 hours – have soared over the past 30 years in the capitals of the south-eastern states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, where the deadly rains happened. Read more HERE

About 150 people have been killed or are missing following record-breaking heavy rains, landslides and flooding in three Brazilian states this year. Scientists say global heating is contributing to more “extreme rainfall” events in the country, and warned that such disasters could become “the new normal”. Monsoon rains kill Brazilians every summer, with floodwaters filling streets and landslides afflicting poorer communities and favelas built on steep hillsides, often without proper drainage or sanitation.

But global temperatures have climbed steeply since the 1980s, and a warming atmosphere causes more evaporation, making more water available for precipitation. Official data sent to the Guardian showed “extreme rainfall events” – when more than 80mm or 100mm falls within 24 hours – have soared over the past 30 years in the capitals of the south-eastern states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, where the deadly rains happened. Read more HERE

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Published on 13/03/2020 @ 15h29   | |