Category Archives: weather

The poorest suffer most

All the usual disclaimers apply: you can’t blame any particular catastrophic weather event on global warming trends, and Bangladesh has certainly had devastating encounters with monster storms before.

But still, the scientific consensus is that a warmer planet means more energy to fuel more and (see comments) bigger storms, and that means more grief for the people least able to protect themselves.

Grief like Cyclone Sidr, currently a Category Four headed straight for a floodplain with millions of profoundly poor people living on it.

Sidr