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Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:29 AM

Europe Flooding Deaths Pass 125, and Scientists See Fingerprints of Climate Change

Source: nytimes.



Last Updated July 17, 2021, 6:11 a.m. ET 9 minutes ago


Parts of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands were inundated. High waters and damage to roads and bridges hampered rescue efforts in Germany.

The death toll has passed 100 and hundreds more people remain missing in Belgium and Germany after strong rains caused rivers to burst and wash away buildings.CreditCredit...Rhein-Erft-Kreis/Cologne District Government, via Associated Press

Rescue workers toiled on Friday night to reach people in remote German villages hit by some of the most severe flooding Europe had experienced in decades, as questions began to be raised about lapses in the country’s elaborate flood warning system.

The scenes of devastation from the floods came from all around Western Europe as the death toll passed 125 on Friday, with another 1,300 people still missing. Roads buckled and washed away. Cars piled atop one another. Houses were inundated to the roof tiles. Frightened residents were being evacuated in the shovels of earth movers.

But nowhere was affected more than Germany, where hundreds were still unaccounted for and the death toll had reached 106 and was expected to rise as rescue workers combed through the debris. At least 20 were reported dead in Belgium.
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:19 AM

1. Floods and fires abound these perilous end of days.

Wow. I knew it was coming, and it's getting really
dramatic now.

Dramatic enough to change some corporate and
rightwing minds?

I keep wondering what it will take.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 01:00 PM

3. Even now I don't see people preparing for what is coming.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 03:45 PM

5. Neither group has the perspective needed to grasp the problem let alone change their minds.

It will take far too many dead people and ruined lives, and too much population in their back yards to show them. Look at how they have dealt with COVID!!! How they are STILL denying it is real.

The End of Days is described as an organic event derived from decisions made by GOD. What we have here is entirely due to human greed and the abuse of free choice by humans. God ain't involved.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 12:59 PM

2. Climate change is expected to cause heavier and more frequent rainfall in the area I live in.

Fortunately, I live in a spot where severe weather patterns seem to go around.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 03:37 PM

4. For 20 years we've been telling them it was already here and NOW they decide it must be true?

Effing fools don't listen to science. They only listen to how much it costs when something like this makes it impossible to ignore.

They've had nearly 20 years of progressively more concentrated rain and weather pattern shifts. With each year of more intense flooding the first thing they say each time is "this is a one time situation."

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