Death toll from torrential rains in Brazil reaches 100

www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/31/death-toll-from-torrential-rains-in-northeast-brazil-reaches-100

Thousands of people have been displaced in Brazil’s Pernambuco state after heavy rain causes flooding and landslides, Al Jazeera reports.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body tasked with assessing the science related to climate change, has labelled Recife as one of the most vulnerable metropolitan areas in the world, the report said.

“Low-lying coasts in several Latin American countries … and large cities (e.g., Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Recife) are among the most vulnerable to climate variability and extreme hydrometeorological events such as rain and windstorms, and sub-tropical and tropical cyclones (i.e., hurricanes) and their associated storm surges,” the IPCC said in a 2007 report (PDF).

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