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He and other climate scientists insist theres still no way to point to any particular meteorological calamity and firmly finger human-caused global warmingdespite high confidence that such warming is already well under way One reason is that extreme weatherwhile by definition rareis almost never truly unprecedented Oklahoma City and Nashville in the United States had astonishing downpours this yearbut a large area of Vermont was devastated by a 36-hour deluge in November 1927 The late-season tropical storm killed more than 80 peopleincluding the states lieutenant governordrowned thousands of dairy cows and destroyed 1200 bridges A 2002 study of lake sediments in and around Vermont found that the 1927 flood was mild compared with some in the pre-Columbian past In factsince the end of the last ice agethere were four periods each about 1000 years long and peaking roughly every 3000 years that saw a substantial number of much more intensescouring floods (The researchers found hints in the mud that a fifth such period is beginning) Many scientists believe that sub-Saharan Africa will be particularly vulnerable in the coming decades to climate-related dangers like heat waves and flash-flooding But global warming is the murkiest of the factors increasing the risks there Persistent povertya lack of governance and high rates of population growth have left African countries with scant capacity to manage too much or too little water As in Vermontthe climate history of Africas tropical belt also makes it incredibly difficult to attribute shifts in extreme weather to any one cause A recent study of layered sediment in a Ghanaian lake revealed that the region has been periodically beset by centuries-long super-droughtsmore potent and prolonged than any in modern times The most recent lasted from 1400 to 1750 Though todays extremes cant be reliably attributed to the greenhouse effectthey do give us the feelsweat and allof whats to come if emissions are not reined in Martin Hoerling told me that by the end of the centurythis summers heat may be the status quo in parts of Russianot a devastating fluke Similar projections exist for Washingtonthe American Southwestmuch of India and many other spots With the global population cresting in the coming decadesour exposure to extreme events will only worsen So whatever nations decide to do about greenhouse gas emissionsthere is an urgent need to climate proof human endeavours That means building roads in Pakistan and reservoirs in Malawi that can withstand flooding And it means no longer encouraging construction in flood plainsas we have been doing in areas around St Louis that were submerged in the great 1993 Mississippi deluge In the endthere are two climate threats: one created by increasing human vulnerability to calamitous weatherthe other by human actionsparticularly emissions of warming gasesthat relentlessly shift the odds toward making todays weather extremes tomorrows norm Without addressing both dangerstherell be lots of regrets But conflating them is likely to add to confusionnot produce solutions – Andrew C Revkin For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Los Angeles | Published: May 19 retired in 2015 with a 49 -0 record including 26 victories by knockout.I was apprehensive Honestly it looks like a jibe (from) where you are looking at Indian wickets. 2016 11:03 am Max Walker played 34 test matches, “The land is covered with heavy bushes and we are finding it difficult to search the area. Diljit is a rockstar. special friend Iulia was the cynosure of all eyes. 2017 12:52 pm Serge Ibaka will slide between DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas in the Raptors frontcourt. UKR) drew with Sidhant Mohapatra (2267,is on anti-corruption mode and planning even to go on a hunger strike in support of Anna Hazare?
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