Weather-Related Disasters in 2007

The year 2007 saw a record number of weather-related disasters for which the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issued 14 emergency appeals-4 more than the previous record, set in 2005. Listed here are just some of the disasters that occured in 2007.
BRITAIN: More than 350,000 people were affected by the worst flooding in over 60 years. England and Wales saw the wettest May to July since record-keeping begun in 1766. WEST AFRICA: Floods affected 800,000 people in 14 countries. LESOTHO: High temperatures and drought destroys crops. Some 553,000 people may require food aid. SUDAN: Torrential rains left 150,000 people without shelter. Atleast 500,000 received aid. MADAGASCAR: Cyclones and heavy rains lashed the island, displacing 33,000 people and destroying the crops of 260,000. NORTH KOREA: An estimated 960,000 were severely hit by widespread flooding, landslides, and mud slides. BANGLADESH: Flooding affected 8.5 million people and killed over 3,000, as well as 1.25 million farm animals. Nearly 1.5 million homes were either damaged or destroyed. INDIA: Floods affected 30 million people. PAKISTAN: Cyclonic rains left 377,000 people displaced and hundreds dead. BOLIVIA: More than 350,000 were affected by flooding, and 25,000 were displaced. MEXICO: Regional flooding left atleast 500,000 homeless and affected more than a million. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Prolonged heavy rain fall caused floods and landslides, displacing 65,000. UNITED STATES: Fires across tinder-dry southern California forced 500,000 residents to flee their homes.

These, for all we know are effects of Gobal Warming,often described as the greatest threat facing humanity.

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