People in South East Asia have been warned to prepare for more flooding, after days of heavy rain around the region that killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.According to officials, more than 200,000 people are homeless across the region because of the floods.
By: Abdurraheem Green
Abdurraheem Green gives an Islamic perspective on climate change.
“Climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today- more serious even than the threat of terrorism.”
This is according to Sir David Anthony King, the former Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007.
The potential human suffering brought about as a direct consequence of the effects of global warming are catastrophic!
Queensland and New South Wales receive much-needed wet weather.
Torrential rain has fallen across eastern Australia, precisely where the country needs it most.
Over 75% of Queensland is currently in the grip of a drought, which means the state is once again on the verge of seeing its most extensive drought on record.
The rain started on Friday, with some parts of Queensland seeing their first drops of rain in more than 6 months.
At least 30 people killed and more than 150 feared trapped after landslide buried houses in Maharashtra state.
Heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 30 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.
They had already worked through the night using floodlights mounted on jeeps and earthmoving vehicles to pull eight injured people out of the mud and twisted wreckage, Vitthal Banot, a disaster management official, said on Thursday.
They were taken to a nearby government-run hospital, but their injuries were not life threatening.