Climate change to bring more floods: World Bank

November 10, 2011
A motorist rides a scooter through floodwater in Bangkok on November 10. Climate change will bring more floods and extreme weather to Southeast Asia, a World Bank official has said on a visit to the region, where hundreds have died in severe inundation.

Climate change will bring more floods and extreme weather to Southeast Asia, a World Bank official said Thursday on a visit to the region, where hundreds have died in severe inundation.

"What we are seeing is there are more floods, more , higher temperature, more variable rainfalls and we believe that is caused by climate change. And we should expect this to increase, sadly," Andrew Steer, the World Bank's special envoy for climate change, told reporters in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed 533 people and damaged the homes and livelihoods of millions around the country.

In neighbouring Cambodia, the deadliest floods since 2000 have killed at least 247 people while more than 100 have died in Vietnam, mostly in the southern Mekong Delta.

Steer, who cancelled plans to visit Thailand on his regional tour because of the disaster, said the floods there were "consistent with what we know to be true about climate change."

The United Nations says , fuelled by hydrocarbon-based energy systems, is the world's most pressing environmental issue.

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omatumr
1 / 5 (4) Nov 10, 2011
And we should expect this to increase, sadly," Andrew Steer, the World Bank's special envoy for climate change, told reporters in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.


Thanks for the intriguing story about climate change from a World Bank officer.

The Climategate e-mails reveal the rest of the AGW story:

http://joannenova...imeline/

And the questionable scientific basis for the UN's IPCC reports:

www.ipcc.ch/publi...ts.shtml

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo
http://myprofile....anuelo09

jsdarkdestruction
3 / 5 (2) Nov 10, 2011
Oliver Manuel's recent efforts to plaster Physorg.com and other public news sites with his theories and personal URLs are a bit puzzling, as scientists have a variety of publications available to communicate directly to each other in. My best guess is that he is desperately trying to prop up his legacy in light of his arrest in his university office on 7 charges of rape and sodomy based on allegations by 4 of his own children. The charges have been reduced to one count of felony attempted sodomy, not necessarily because of his innocence, but because of the statute of limitations. One can only guess how the recent charges and decades of family strife have affected his ability to reason rationally and to remain objective while defending his unpopular theories.

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