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After the rains

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | February 27, 2013

Torrential rains flooded south eastern Europe  last week, leaving many neighbourhoods in ruin. In Athens, where more than one month's rainfall fell in just a couple of hours, meteorologists described the downpour as the heaviest in...

Climate chaos misery

Feature story | August 15, 2002 at 0:00

Eastern Europe under water, continent wide smog clouds in Asia, both floods and droughts in India and China, heat waves in Canada, the US and Australia. Is this a taste of a warmer world where our insatiable desire for fossil fuels causes the...

Extreme weather

Background | March 16, 2006 at 10:43

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events - such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves - are increasing because of climate change. In fact, the Financial Initiative of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) recently calculated...

From Queensland: "Then the deluge began."

Blog entry by Linda Selvey | January 13, 2011 2 comments

Originally posted on Greenpeace Australia I’m writing this blog in Brisbane airport hoping to fly back to Sydney, to my great sadness, leaving behind my family and friends in my home state of Queensland. It just didn’t seem...

Extreme weather and climate change: How long must we sing this song?

Blog entry by Dr. Paul Johnston | January 18, 2011 8 comments

Extreme weather events will be more frequent in a warming world. Anyone reading the news about recent extreme weather events may understandably be confused by the varied statements regarding the attribution of these events...

About the floods in Queensland

Blog entry by Anna Keenan | January 13, 2011 2 comments

At Greenpeace, our hearts go out to all those affected by the floods in Queensland, Australia - ongoing in regional areas and cities now for months, but today sweeping through Queensland's capital city and my hometown, Brisbane. ...

Car buried under flood debris

Image | July 20, 2004 at 1:00

Car buried under flood debris. A week of torrential rains forced broke the banks of the Igarashi River, flooding homes, businesses and agricultural fields. The floods in western Japan have so far caused the deaths of 18 people.

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | July 11, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution after previous heavy floods in the Czech Republic

The flooded Spolana chemical plant shortly

Image | August 15, 2002 at 1:00

The flooded Spolana chemical plant shortly after the explosion of chlorine gas

Floods in southern France only months after

Image | December 6, 2003 at 0:00

Floods in southern France only months after a severe drought and forest fires in the same area. Global warming, caused by ever increasing consumption of fossil fuels like oil, means extreme weather events are becoming more frequent.

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