At least 33 people have died due to flooding in Henan province. Hundreds of thousands more have been displaced, millions otherwise affected, and many remain missing. 24 inches of rain fell in the provincial capital Zhengzhou on...
by Wendy Qian | Jul 23, 2012
Update (August 23, 2012): The Fangshan authorities reported on July 23 that no elders died in...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 23, 2012
The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 5, 2011
Caijing scrutinises the impact of recent torrential rain in Beijing, arguing that the city was ill-prepared for the so called “100-year” downpour, whose magnitude was in fact widely exaggerated. On June 23, a...
by Michael Zhao | Dec 31, 2007
Warming continues. From Xin Kuai Bao (新快报), translated by CDT: “The two most prominent features of 2007’s weather in Guangzhou have been higher temperatures and less rainfall,” experts from the Guangdong provincial astronomical association concluded as the year drew to a close. One of China’s largest subtropical cities, Guangzhou set numerous meteorological records in 2007. […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 16, 2006
From New Scientist: BELCHING chimneys and cars in China are making the skies dry up. Smoke particles are changing the behaviour of the atmosphere and preventing raindrops from forming. Chunsheng Zhao from Peking University in Beijing and his colleagues studied 40 years’ worth of rainfall records along with six years’ satellite measurements of aerosol particles. […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods