By Michael Allaby
This up to date and revised quantity within the harmful climate sequence explores many points of climate in addition to the technology of climate. geared up and written in an easy-to-follow type, writer Michael Allaby solutions an important questions scholars and non-specialists have approximately climate and he presents a common review of the present info that shapes the way in which climate is known and studied. positive aspects comprise dialogue of ways the climates of the realm have replaced over the centuries; a 5,000-year chronology of harmful climate, from c. 3,200 BCE to the current; a chronology of discoveries directory very important advancements within the realizing of climate, biographies of famous climate scientists, and advances in forecasting from c. 340 BCE to the current; easy-to-perform experiments (which require no unique apparatus) that discover a number of points of climate and climate technological know-how; climate category and size scales, together with the Beaufort Scale of Wind energy, Saffir/Simpson typhoon Scale, and the Fujita twister depth Scale; and a thesaurus of phrases and ideas used during the publication and sequence.
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Monsoon rains in Malaysia in December caused at least 10 deaths from drowning and necessitated the evacuation of 15,000 people. 45 46 A Chronology of Weather 1984 • Gales and snowstorms crossed northern Europe from January 12 to 16, causing at least 22 deaths in the United Kingdom. • A hurricane struck Swaziland on January 30 and 31, killing at least 13 people. • Cyclone Domoina struck Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland from January 31 to February 2, causing severe flooding that killed at least 124 people and left thousands homeless.
1853 • Heavy rain brought widespread flooding in England in summer, destroying crops and killing many sheep. 1854 • During the Crimean War, a hurricane on November 14 devastated the British fleet, moored off Sevastopol because the Russians had mined the harbor. Winter supplies for the army were lost, resulting in severe deprivation among the troops. 1865 • In June, a tornado moved through Viroqua, Wisconsin, demolishing 80 buildings and causing more than 20 deaths. 1873 • Winter smog in London caused 1,150 deaths.
Severe flooding in Guangdong Province, China, in May killed at least 430 people and destroyed about 46,000 homes. 5,000 years of dangerous weather • Severe flooding in May killed 75 people in Nicaragua and 125 in Honduras and caused $200 million of damage. • Flooding in Hong Kong on May 29 killed at least 20 people. • A tornado at Marion, Illinois, killed at least 10 people on May 29. • Monsoon rains caused flooding in Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 3, killing at least 225 people and leaving about 3,000 homeless.