Friday, January 28

Floods in Europe: why science cannot yet forecast extreme floods like those in Germany and Belgium


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An aerial view taken with a drone shows a cemetery after the floods in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany.

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An aerial view taken with a drone shows a cemetery after the floods in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany.

The worst floods in decades.

That is what Germany and Belgium experienced this week, where dozens of deaths were registered.

Record rains caused rivers to overflow their banks, devastating the region and causing some villages to be totally destroyed.

Experts argue that the catastrophic floods in Western Europe are part of a chronicle of an announced disaster and that the culprit is climate change.


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