Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

Rain doesn’t cause most floods, humans do

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, July 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments

What to do with all the water falling from the sky? Some choices are smarter than others.

Perhaps climate change will go away if we ignore it?

Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, April 11th, 2017 - 22 comments

That seems to be Bill English’s position.

Thoughts are with Edgecumbe

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, April 6th, 2017 - 43 comments


Photo from the Whakatane Beacon.

North Island weather bomb

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 pm, April 4th, 2017 - 28 comments

Further very heavy rain is expected over the North Island in the next 12 hours. Civil Emergencies have been declared in several places.

Climate change, weather bombs, and the infrastructure that we need

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, March 12th, 2017 - 62 comments

The effects of climate change are here, now, playing out in the flooded north. We should be preparing, we should be hardening critical infrastructure like Auckland’s fresh water supply. Instead of building – you know – more roads.

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments

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The Anthropocene

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2015 - 21 comments

Heavy flooding in Chennai and the North of England is the latest in a long line of recent extreme weather events. Welcome to the Anthropocene.

Red Cross flood appeal

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, June 25th, 2015 - 5 comments

Red Cross is collecting for those recently affected by flooding in NZ. Here’s how to donate…

More flooding

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, June 21st, 2015 - 37 comments

All the best to those affected by the latest round of flooding.

Wild weather

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, May 15th, 2015 - 46 comments

All the best to those coping with the wild weather or its aftermath. We’ll see lots of photos of floods and damage, but no discussion of the increasing risks of extreme weather.

A little place by the beach

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, January 6th, 2015 - 120 comments

2014 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record. If you own a little place by the beach you might want to ponder the implications…

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