By Michael Allaby
This up to date and revised quantity within the risky climate sequence explores many features of climate in addition to the technology of climate. equipped and written in an easy-to-follow type, writer Michael Allaby solutions crucial questions scholars and non-specialists have approximately climate and he presents a common evaluation of the present details that shapes the way in which climate is known and studied. positive factors 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 knowing 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 exact apparatus) that discover numerous elements of climate and climate technological know-how; climate class and dimension scales, together with the Beaufort Scale of Wind power, 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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A cyclone struck Sri Lanka and southern India on November 23, killing at least 1,500 people. It destroyed more than 500,000 buildings and flooded about 45 villages. 1979 • A blizzard on February 19 caused 13 deaths in New York and New Jersey. • Heavy rain caused floods and landslides in Flores Island, Indonesia, in March, killing 97 people, injuring 150, and leaving 8,000 homeless. • Cyclone Meli struck Fiji on March 27, killing at least 50 people and destroying about 1,000 homes. • A tornado with winds up to 225 MPH (362 km/h) moved through the Red River Valley on the border between Texas and Oklahoma on April 10.
These pounded 28 miles (45 km) of lakefront, causing damage estimated at $600,000. The storm killed 26 people. • Typhoon-force winds and rain struck Faridpur District, Bangladesh, on April 12, killing up to 200 people, injuring about 15,000, and leaving 10,000 homeless. • The Mississippi River and its tributaries flooded near St. Louis, Missouri, on April 29, submerging almost 1,000 square miles (25,900 km2) and causing at least 16 deaths. • Tornadoes and rainstorms affected 11 states in the southeastern and south central United States on May 16–28.
E. • Drought, with intermittent fierce storms, caused deserts to spread and harvests to fail over large parts of the Mediterranean region and the Near and Middle East. This caused the collapse of the empire of Akkad, the Old Kingdom of Egypt (during which the greatest of the pyramids were built), several Bronze Age cities in Palestine, civilizations in Crete and Greece, and the cities of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in the Indus valley. Dust deposits, falling water levels in lakes, and ocean sediments provide evidence of the drought.
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