As parts of the world suffer from devastating droughts and heat waves due to the climate crisis, China’s Henan Province, with a population of more than 100 million, has been experiencing heavy rains and floods. The situation in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, is the worst. A local weather commentator called it “a storm once in a thousand years.”
At least 25 people Already dead, 12 of them were trapped in a flooded subway train. Hundreds of trains were stopped due to the flood, and people had no choice but to wade (or swim) on the water-filled streets. According to reports, due to the deployment of emergency rescuers by the Chinese authorities, food shortages have also appeared across the province.
Weather disasters are inseparable from man-made climate change. Since 1880, the earth has warmed by 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit, According to NASA, Which makes the disaster worse. The wildfire season is getting longer and longer.Hurricanes are getting Wetter and more dangerous. The heat wave is getting bigger and bigger Hotter, more frequent, longer lasting. Heavy rainfall is triggering More inland flooding. And the cost of climate disasters SoaringStopping this vicious circle requires drastically reducing our dependence on fossil fuels that pollute the climate.
The following is the damage caused by the floods in China.