Category Archives: South Asia

Climate adaptation – Bangladesh style

by Judith Curry

With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding. – Quirin Schirmeier

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Warsaw Loss and Damage Mechanism: A climate for corruption?

Lets take a look at the new ‘Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage’ agreed to by the UNFCCC COP in Warsaw last week, and its potential for breeding a climate of corruption.

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Bangladesh sea level rise

by Judith Curry

On the complexity of sea level rise in the Bangladesh delta – global warming may be the least of their concerns.

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Himalayan melt impacts

by Judith Curry

A new publication in Nature Geoscience projects an increase in runoff from Himalayan catchmants during the 21st century, despite a decline in glacier size.

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Improving weather forecasts for the developing world

by Judith Curry

Global prediction partnerships would cost little and reduce the regional carnage caused by floods, droughts and tropical cyclones. – Peter Webster

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Politics and predicting the Pakistan floods

by Judith Curry

My Georgia Tech colleagues Peter Webster, Violeta Toma and Hyemi Kim have a new paper out entitled “Were the Pakistan floods predictable?”  The topic of the 2010 Pakistan floods were discussed on previous threads here and here.

The punchline of this paper is:

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Pakistan flood follow-up

by Judith Curry & Peter Webster

The flooding of the Indus River system in Pakistan during the summer and autumn of 2010 was a cataclysmic  humanitarian disaster.  The destruction wrought by the 2010 floods could set Pakistan back years or even decades, weaken its struggling civilian administration and add to the burdens on its military, distracting from their efforts to keep the Taliban in check.

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