The Anonymous Widower

Zhengzhou Henan: Chest-High Flooding Hits China Trains And Roads

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the the BBC.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Roads and subway stations have been submerged across China’s Henan province as heavy rain has brought severe floods.

One region in Henan has recorded 40cm (15 inches) of rainfall. In Zhengzhou, the city’s entire subway system was forced to close.

I feel sorry for those that died and their friends and families, not only for their loses, but also because they will have probably no say in the stopping of building of hundreds of coal-fired power station, which are certainly one of the factors in all the extreme weather around the world.

Let’s hope at COP26, if the Chinese turn up, other nations make the point that their pro-global warming policies are killing their own people.

 

July 21, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Transport/Travel | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The Chinese will say that their coal fired power stations are not to blame. Time will tell and they could well be right.

    Comment by Thomas Carr | July 21, 2021 | Reply

    • It’s like the guys who smoke heavily and get hit by a bus crossing the road to get another packet.

      Comment by AnonW | July 21, 2021 | Reply

  2. To recover a sense of perspective:-
    in 1975 before the modern industrialisation if China and the creation of its new cities with their many hectares of impervious paving Typhoon Nina dropped 1631 mm of rain in one day on Zhengzhou and 229,000 were killed ( Wikipedia). 4 Years previously a flood in the Red River Delta , North Vietnam, killed 100,000.

    Comment by Thomas Carr | July 21, 2021 | Reply


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