17th May - Today's News: German Tornado


The storms that ripped through northeast caused a ‘meteotsunami’ - a rise in sea levels due to a sudden change in atmospheric pressure 

In the UK, what impact is climate change having on cricket? More disrupted matches seem likely. 


In Colombia: tens of thousands ordered to evacuate after floods at dam - the proximate cause being the clearing of a blocked tunnel, but deforestation around the construction site and recent heavy rains are contributary factors.


Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical - despite us cutting their use, CFCs are not declining as expected ....

A new study shows major shifts in global freshwater with wet areas getting wetter, dry areas drier.  Climate change being a factor, but so to is land use changes due to human activities.





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