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« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »
The linked Scribbler article discusses how currently 42 million people in South Asia are being negatively impacted by flooding:

Title: "Half a World Away From Harvey, Global Warming Fueled Deluges Now Impact 42 Million People"

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/08/30/half-a-world-away-from-harvey-global-warming-fueled-deluges-now-impact-42-million-people/

Extract: "Rising sea surface temperatures in South Asia led to more moisture in the atmosphere, providing this year’s monsoon with its ammunition for torrential rainfall. — The Pacific Standard
While flooding is common in the region, climate change has spurred dramatic weather patterns, greatly exacerbating the damage. As sea temperatures warm, moisture increases, a dynamic also at play in the record-setting rainfall in Texas. — Think Progress"
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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2017, 01:38:49 PM »
A third of Bangladesh under water as flood devastation widens
As the world's media trains its sights on the tragic events in Texas and Louisiana, another water-driven catastrophe is unfolding in villages like Beraberi throughout Bangladesh and parts of Nepal and India.

There, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) estimates that at least 1,200 have died and more than 41 million people have been affected by monsoon rains and severe flooding as of June this year. The rains are now moving northwest towards Pakistan, where more devastation is expected.

At its peak on August 11, almost a week's worth of average monsoon rainfall was dumped across parts of Bangladesh in the space of one day, according to the country's Meteorological Department, forcing villagers throughout northern areas to grab what few possessions they could carry and flee their homes in search of higher ground.

And still the rains keep coming. In Bangladesh alone, floods have so far claimed the lives of 142 people, and impacted over 8.5 million.
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/09/01/asia/bangladesh-south-asia-floods/index.html
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« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2017, 06:10:25 PM »
Over 100 000 flee their homes after heavy rains, flooding in Nigeria
... Benue state, which is heavily reliant on its agricultural sector, has suffered repeated floods in recent years, caused by heavy rains and the opening of dams in neighbouring Cameroon.

In 2012, Nigeria suffered disastrous floods across 30 of its 36 states. Hundreds of people died, and some two million people were left homeless.
http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/over-100-000-flee-their-homes-after-heavy-rains-flooding-in-nigeria-20170901
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« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2017, 09:53:52 PM »
Have you 'seen' the onset/return of the Indian monsoon? Viz based on a 36y dataset on #Google #EarthEngine. Also see https://mobile.twitter.com/birdcountindia/status/909746515681226752

https://twitter.com/mdmadhusudan/status/909970111582187520
GIF of typical progession of seasonal monsoon rains at the links.
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