Japan floods a warning for a changed climate
The scenes in Japan in the wake of torrential rain that has caused landslides and widespread flooding are heartbreaking.
The rains have been described as unprecedented, and the death toll has continued to rise as emergency workers and volunteers search for those who are still missing.
While some people have been able to return to their homes, many of the people who were ordered to evacuate remain displaced.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has committed millions of dollars to aid recovery.
The planet has already warmed.
To continue to ignore or downplay this should no longer be acceptable.
Japan has experienced more than its fair share of disasters, including the devastating tsunami in 2011 that caused the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Scenes this week of flooded landscapes with the roofs of houses just visible above the…
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