Climate change: another sobering reminder

IN recent years, the world has been witness to an unusually large number of extreme weather events. The most deadly in our part of the world was Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated parts of the Philippines last year. In 2012, there was "Superstorm Sandy", a destructive hurricane that hit the North-eastern United States. This year, the UK suffered its worst floods since 1776. There have also been severe cyclones in India and Myanmar, floods in Thailand and Pakistan, bush-fires in Australia, the list...

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