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Weatherwatch: How climate science can save lives


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Sometimes weather forecasts can be life saving; enabling people to get out of the path of a dangerous storm for example. In the developed world we receive ample warning of severe weather, but in many developing countries lives and livelihoods are lost in extreme weather.

     

    Rosalind Cornforth, a meteorologist at the University of Reading, was shocked to see this first hand on a visit to Senegal last year. "I saw large ditches criss-crossing villages, where communities lose not just crops but their children, as flash floods carve the ground into ravines of fast-flowing water," Cornforth says. "If the villagers had warning, children would be called back from the fields in time."

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2013/may/03/weatherwatch-africa-floods-rain?CMP=twt_gu

     

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    Evidently the Guardian doesn't know the difference between climate science and meteorology..

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