Even as people are suffering through the harshest winter storm Texas has seen in decades, the reasons for the state’s devastating power grid failure have become a political battleground. While vulnerable people freeze in their homes, pundits snipe about whether wind turbines are to blame. Tiếp tục đọc “Lessons from Texas Freeze: 5 Ways to Strengthen US Energy Resilience”
Five million could be hit by super storm as gusts of up to 255km/h are expected
Philippines is braced for one of the strongest typhoons in its history, as authorities evacuate families in their thousands, close schools and put rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north.
Five million people are expected to be affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which experts have categorised as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category-5 Atlantic hurricane.
By Friday morning, almost 10,000 people across three regions had been evacuated and 22 domestic flights cancelled. By the evening, strong winds had already downed trees in Tuguegarao, a city in the main northern island of Luzon, where almost all businesses had been shuttered and police were patrolling otherwise quiet streets. Tiếp tục đọc “Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines braces for one of the strongest in its history”
What is Lightning?
Lightning is a sudden high-voltage discharge of electricity that occurs within a cloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. Globally, there are about 40 to 50 flashes of lightning every second, or nearly 1.4 billion flashes per year. These electrical discharges are powerful and deadly.
Tiếp tục đọc “World Lightning Map: Lightning is not uniformly distributed across the Earth.”
Vietnam is situated in the centre of the Asian thunderstorm region – one of three thunderstorm centres in the world. This article gives an overview of thunderstorm activity in Vietnam and results from the research on lightning position over the past year in Institute of Geophysics under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
Disaster-prone Vietnam is susceptible to rapid-onset emergencies like storms, typhoons, and flooding annually. During these times, children are unable to go to school due to unsafe conditions and parents fearing for their children’s safety. Approximately 70% of the population is living in coastal and low-lying areas, resulting in high vulnerability to extreme weather events intensified by climate change and global warming.
As part of Save the Children in Vietnam’s risk reduction work, the country office has been working to improve the way hazard risk information is shared. Partnering with local government agencies and mobile companies, Save the Children initiated an SMS disaster early warning system that provides weather information to the vulnerable coastal provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, and Da Nang. Tiếp tục đọc “Early Warning System Innovations in Vietnam: HOW SMS TECHNOLOGY CAN ENSURE EDUCATION CONTINUITY”
Và đương nhiên có vài thứ về sự khủng hoảng khí hậu đã được chứng thực. Và tôi có một vài tin xấu,nhưng tôi có rất nhiều tin tốt. Tôi sẽ nêu ra 3 câu hỏi và câu trả lời cho câu hỏi đầu tiên cần thiết phải kèm theo một ít tin xấu. Nhưng — khoan đã, bởi câu trả lời cho câu hỏi thứ 2 và 3 thật sự rất khả quan.
|Flooding on Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District. — Photo An Hiếu|
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee has asked city departments and all 24 districts to prepare for natural disasters this year by completing maps about flooding hotspots and raising public awareness about disaster risks.
The maps will show the flood-prone locations that are often inundated with water caused by strong storms. Tiếp tục đọc “HCM City prepares for natural disaster prevention”