Reports of damage to the Hillary Step, the major challenge before the summit, remind us that we do not own awesome places, whatever names we give them It’s a scene from one of John Martin’s . Or a modern disaster movie. But this isn’t CGI. , as if under the collective weight of its explorers.
Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific. For more than half a century scientists have known that continents drift over the surface of our planet, and that the ocean floor tears apart in their wake, with magma from the mantle filling the gap. At the other end of the process, where tectonic plates converge, oceanic plates plunge into the deeper mantle in a process called subduction.
The loss of Hillary Step lays the mountain open to more human destruction. We should remember we do not own these awesome places, no matter how many names we give them It’s a scene from one of John Martin’s . Or a modern disaster movie. But this isn’t CGI. , as if under the collective weight of its explorers. Or so it seems. Reports that the rocky outcrop Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who first climbed the mountain , may have been destroyed during the Nepal earthquake of 2015 (although some Nepalese say it’s just been buried under snow), speak to our desire to extend our human dominion. Even the name signifies appropriation – our taxonomy of nature. Metaphorically, it seems, the Earth reacts.
Destruction of Hillary Step, possibly during 2015 earthquake in Nepal, may make climbing mountain more dangerous Mountaineers have confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous. The Hillary Step, named after , was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the .
Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists. The research takes in to account the large waves and storm surges that can tip gradually rising sea levels over the edge of coastal defences. Lower latitudes will be first affected, in a great swath through the tropics from Africa to South America and throughout south-east Asia, with Europe’s Atlantic coast and the west coast of the US not far behind.
With funding from the US National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes. They’re trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds affect and damage buildings, and to learn more about tornado formation and prediction.
Cyclone Enawo was the biggest storm in more than a decade to hit Madagascar. It left scores dead and triggered floods and landslides, destroying tens of thousands of homes. Two months on, the remarkable story of the village of Antanandava is a testament to Madagascan resilience It was late morning when Cyclone Enawo made landfall on Madagascar’s north-east coast. The most severe tropical storm to hit the Indian Ocean island in more than 10 years brought with it winds of up to 290km/h and 25cm of rainfall. The devastating cyclone ravaged Madagascar for almost two days in March, cascading vast amounts of water on the deforested slopes of the country’s high plateau, triggering floods and landslides. I reminded them of the value our ancestors placed in the community and that we needed to find that shared strength again in order to survive – Sylvia
Data models show UK to be at mercy of fiercer winds and insurers call for action to reinforce buildings The UK is set to reap the whirlwind of climate change with the huge damage caused by wind storms expected to increase sharply, according to new analysis. Even the minimum global warming now expected – just 1.5C – is projected to raise the cost of windstorm destruction by more than a third in parts of the country. If climate change heats the world even further, broken roofs and damaged buildings are likely to increase by over 50% across a swathe of the nation.
If climate change heats world by more than 1.5C, damaged buildings are likely to increase by over 50% across Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland The UK is set to reap the whirlwind of climate change with the huge damage caused by wind storms expected to increase sharply, according to new analysis. Even the minimum global warming now expected – just 1.5C – is projected to raise the cost of windstorm destruction by more than a third in parts of the country. If climate change heats the world even further, broken roofs and damaged buildings are likely to increase by over 50% across a swathe of the nation.
Torrential downpours in Louisiana led to in August 2016, submerging entire communities and displacing thousands of residents. Volunteers did whatever they could to help – rescuing stranded people, organising food and shelter and providing security. In their own words, members of the self-styled ‘Cajun army’ tell the inspirational story of how a natural disaster made their community stronger
Area east of Dallas hit hard by storms, sending 56 people to hospital
At least three dead in Arkansas; fatalities in Mississippi and Missouri
At least 10 people have been killed by tornadoes and flooding in the south and midwest, including a two-year-old girl who died after being hit by a falling soccer goalpost in Tennessee. Tornadoes hit several small towns in east Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, with officials saying two more people were missing.
BREAKING: 2-year-old girl has died after being struck by a heavy metal soccer goal that blew over in high winds at 2310 Antioch Pike.
Area east of Dallas hit hard by storms, sending 56 people to hospital
Three dead in Arkansas; fatalities in Mississippi and Missouri
At least nine people were killed by tornadoes or flooding in the south and midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in east Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, with officials saying two more people were missing. In Missouri rushing water swept away a car, drowning a woman, and a death was reported in Sunday morning storms that raked Mississippi.
By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instability Geologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. Occasionally the Caribbean produces even more powerful outbursts. Back in February 1843 the region was shaken by an estimated magnitude 8.3 quake, reducing Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe to ruins and killing one third (1,500) of its inhabitants. Meanwhile, 2,000 people are thought to have perished in a quake of unspecified magnitude which shook Jamaica in 1692.
Area about 50 miles east of Dallas hit hard by storms, sending 56 people to hospital, while floods in Arkansas and Missouri claim two lives Severe storms including tornadoes swept through several small towns in east Texas, killing at least four people, injuring dozens more and leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes, authorities said on Sunday. The storms in Texas were among several in parts of the south and midwest that brought strong winds, thunderstorms and torrential rain, killing a total of at least six people in three states.
At least one tornado confirmed to have hit small east Texas city
Hospitals report at least 54 admissions, unknown number killed
Fatalities have been reported and dozens of people taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas, authorities said. Canton fire department captain Brian Horton said in a news conference late Saturday that “a number of fatalities” were reported, but that it wasn’t yet clear how many, after powerful storms swept through the community earlier in the evening.
Authorities initially ordered a preventative evacuation of the coastal area near Valparaíso before quake of magnitude 7.1 hit 22 miles off of the west coast A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of , rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks. No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile’s emergency services. The Chilean Navy and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to cause a tsunami.
With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely For the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to sea on small boats, flimsy canoes and catamarans. These modest craft are prone to accidents, especially during the monsoon season from June to August. The absence of navigational aids, radio communication or safety devices heightens the risks.
In June and from then on, it's do-or-die trips for us. The sea faces terrible storms
If the government approves this monstrous mine it will be committing environmental treason against every Australian who values our farmers, our coasts, our bush and our way of life In an almost unbroken line from Monkey Mia, down across the Bight and then all the way up the other side to Mackay, the Australian coast is etched in various shades of brown. This is the historical precipitation map. Annual rainfall has dropped, it shows, across this enormous stretch of coastline, by . In another map, concentric rings of increasingly angry red emanate from the centre of the continent. This one shows that, assuming we keep going as we are, the temperature in our country will increase by as much as 5C by the end of the century. Eight, if we’re unlucky.
After record rains caused $3bn worth of damage, Peru must build infrastructure capable of withstanding extreme climate events in the future
For most Peruvians, this year’s floods have been the worst in living memory. the usual amount of rain has fallen on Peru’s coast, swelling rivers which caused widespread flooding, and triggering huge landslides which tore through shanty towns. More than 100 people have died, nearly 158,000 are displaced and 210,000 homes are damaged, according to . The country’s infrastructure took a big hit: 260 bridges collapsed and nearly 3,000km of roads are unusable, cutting off hundreds of villages and towns.
People have squatted where nobody would want to live if they were not forced to by poverty
Perú debe construir infraestructura para resistir al clima extremo después de que lluvias causaran daños de $3 billones Para la mayoría de los peruanos, las inundaciones de este año han sido las peores desde que se tiene memoria. Las lluvias fueron de un volúmen diez veces mayor que el habitual, incrementaron los caudales y causaron inundaciones generalizadas e inmensos deslaves que arrasaron con barrios marginales. Más de 100 personas han muerto, casi 158,000 han sido desplazadas, y 210,000 hogares han sido dañados, según el de Perú. La infraestructura se llevó un golpe fuerte: se derrumbaron 260 puentes y casi 3,000km de caminos han quedado inutilizables, dejando sin comunicación a cientos de pueblos y ciudades.
Obligadas por la pobreza, muchas personas se han asentado en donde nadie querría vivir
Threat of flash floods, landslides as storm hits Quebec A threat of flash floods, landslides as storm hits Quebec: A significant system over the Great Lakes will continue to affect southern and central Quebec where widespread rainfall and storm surge warnings are in place. As much as 70 mm of rain had already fallen in some areas by Friday afternoon, with additional amounts expected through Saturday. "A low-pressure system currently over New York City will...