Excessive flooding all around the world

Excessive flooding all around the world
When I was a girl, I thought all along that floods occur only in our country. There were no floods in other countries particularly America with my impression as the ideal place to live in. That impression lingered until I became an adult only to learn that flooding is not exclusive to our country. But the flooding of other countries lately is getting extreme. Louisiana was hit by a hurricane that created a great flood years ago. And in this year of 2017, the US was hit successively by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, leaving Texad and Florida in deep waters for days. Even the northern part of China have been not been spared of floods and I believe that most Asian countries are also experiencing unwanted water. Our weather bureau now comes out with rain warning every hour to avoid people in getting stranded by sudden flood. With past experiences, we are now very conscious of the consequences that floods may cause. If this is not global warming then what is it?

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iamawriter
At this moment in time Chennai one of the States of India is being battered by heavy rain. Just six hours of rain has flooded the place in that roads look like rivers. While no doubt there was heavy rain it is the lack of proper drainage that has caused these floods. And this situation is common all over the country.
Posted by iamawriter on 11-03-2017
overcast
Last year we had the problem with water. There was literally no rain. And it was kind of harder to go without the water. And this year there is a too much rain. And something not we are even used to as well. And you can see that such type of the experience requires a lot of effort to manage as well. I personally think that flood is something may not be able to change as there is a rise in temperature.
Posted by overcast on 11-03-2017
mildredtabitha
It is global warming. In my country, there are certain places that will always experience floods no matter how little it will rain. But flood occurs in most parts of my country especially when there is EL Nino. Global warming is really causing high increase in water at the sea level and the ice keeps melting. So I am sure floods are a result of global warming. Yesterday it rained a whole day here in Kenya and today is also the same. Though I have not checked the news yet, I am sure there is flood in some towns.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-03-2017
Mehano
My country has also had some floods that ruined many people's homes in the past. This always occurs if we have rain for more than two days. Some parts are just more sensitive to it. I think it's terrible to see how we have ruined nature and the environment - but regardless of the more frequent floods and other natural disasters, the majority still don't do anything towards fixing it.
Posted by Mehano on 11-03-2017
gata montes
Admittedly this may sound a little odd considering that I live in an arid drought prone country - but yes - major flooding is a regular occurrence during the winter months here too.

I don’t however think that its occurrence is due to global warning or that it is entirely to blame either - especially as - not only has severe flooding been a regular very common occurrence for centuries here - but it is an issue that could have been dealt with or at least lessened in some areas many, many years ago - had storm drains and other measures been put in place.
Posted by gata montes on 11-03-2017
vinaya
There are more than 3000 small and large rivers in my home country Nepal, which also has the world's second-largest freshwater resources. Since there are many rivers floods are the major problem here. During the rainy season every small and big rivers swell and sweep away the settlements, farm animals as well as humans. The largest flood I ever remember was when I was a sixth grader. Six bridges were swept away the flood wich cut Kathmandu, the capital city from rest of the country.
Posted by vinaya on 11-05-2017
Corzhens
In the news today is the excessive flooding in Lahore, Pakistan. There was a sinkhole caused by the excessive flooding that soaked the ground. The reporter said that the 2 days of rain was equivalent to 2 months that’s why the drainage system couldn’t handle the water. Since we live in a low-lying area, flooding is also our problem during the rainy season. Fortunately, the last flood that we experienced was in 2009 and we are hoping to be spared again of the floods this year.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-06-2018
lovely
I thought same too until I grew up to realise that even in top tier country like the US the had poor drainage system that brought about flood after a long hours of rain and moreover it the world over to have flood.I just believe the government can look into this to arrest this situation permanently.
Posted by lovely on 11-05-2017
Pixie
There never used to be heavy floodings in my country. However, over the last few years, we have been having floods which affected many people. Unfortunately, many lost their lives too. I think that this is due to climatic changes. Pollution and deforestation are making things worse for us. The government of my country has even set up a special program to help those affected by the flood. We must take care of our planet before it gets too late.
Posted by Pixie on 11-06-2017
kgord
Yes, I think global warming and climate change has caused a lot of this to happen. In addition, alot of our natural tree barriers have been broken down so these make areas more prone to flooding. I am very fortunate in that I am on high ground here but flooding does happen in some of the valleys not too far away. I think it is not good at all.
Posted by kgord on 11-08-2017
kingcool52
It's weird to think about how many natural disasters have occurred around the world recently. Not only has a lot of flooding happened, but hurricanes over in the United States and other locations as well makes you wonder about global warming. It has to be the only reason why this is all happening really. It's definitely a sign that we need to start taking care of our world a lot more
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-08-2017
Soulwatcher
The reason for all of the flooding is because man has ruined the earth. We have stripped so many forests for lumber that its not even funny. Pollution is out of control which raises the earth natural temperature. All of the drilling for oil etc, has messed with earth natural weather cycles. And its only going to get worse from here because man hasn't stopped ruining the earth, if anything they are speeding the process up.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 11-15-2017
honeybabe
Yes flooding all over the world and it is really alarming maybe global warming takes effect in our earth. People must take actions about this we us people must participate to save our mother earth. This only place we can live we must protect and clean our earth. People must have discipline and have a heart to participate even in small way to save our mother earth.
Posted by honeybabe on 11-28-2017
ColdFlameChris
The ice is melting, trash clogged every sewage and lots more reason why floods can easily be felt all over the world now. The water levels are getting high so all the lower level lands are easily getting flooded. We should all be responsible for not taking care of the world and start from our backyard by cleaning every backyard, street, or every sewage and then the rest will follow. Don't wait for the time where most of the town is now sunk in water.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-12-2018
Vinsanity
Yes. Global warming is one of the factors of flood. Ice melts in Arctic and Antarctic region due to tremendous heat caused by ozone layer depletion. Instead of preventing more radiant energy coming from the Sun from penetrating the Earth's atmosphere, heat is directed towards the troposphere and is sometimes even trapped by the clouds causing the temperature to rise up even more. Flooding is also caused by us as well. We tend to drop our trash like plastics everywhere causing drainage systems to get clogged.
Posted by Vinsanity on 05-07-2018
Denis_P
I’d hate to sound like one of those doomsday prophets, because I’m absolutely not one and don’t agree with doomsaying, but the fact is that these floods are only going to get worse and more widespread every year. Man-made climate change is a very real reality, and the consequences are even realer. 99% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, and yet for some reason this is still a controversial topic. It’s time to reduce global carbon emissions and start using clean energy, or else we’re going to be seeing global weather extremes like we’ve never seen before.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-28-2018
fishbate
I think its an effect of global warming specifically the warming of ice caps on the north pole. I have read an article telling that 3 inches of water a year is added to the sea because of melting caps on the north pole.
Posted by fishbate on 08-02-2018
stbrians
There is o ly one way towards learning that we are all equal all over the words. Though weather changes, things like floods happen all over. Though we get different amoynts, rain and sun is also distributed all over. Disasters also happen all over. We might be everybody for himself but God is for us all.
Posted by stbrians on 10-11-2018
Kakashi2020
My take on this is that the Earth's Climate is constantly changing, remember Egypt at the time, the great pyramid and the Sphinx were being built has a tropical climate, Antarctica was once rid of ice, there are ice ages and there are warm spells that changes the world's climate and it happened in the past and is happening now. So it's not due to pollution, it's really a natural occurrence, whenever our solar system revolves to a particular point in the milky way galaxy, it affects earth's climate.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-16-2018
nekonieden
I think it happens because of global warming. Factories and structural buildings are one of the reason why it became like that. There were no enough trees for it to suck water as only houses and building were present. The smokes from factories and cars are reasons why our ozone layer become thinner.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-16-2018