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Heavy flooding kills hundreds in South Asia

Geoff Riley

30th August 2017

Much of the Western media's attention has been on the impact of the flooding in Texas, but the human cost of the flooding affecting vast areas of South Asia (especially Nepal, India & Bangladesh) is on a different scale. Once again the issue of resilience of poorer countries to the impact of extreme weather accentuated by the effects of climate change becomes ever-more salient.

Heavy flooding kills hundreds in South Asia

Reports from the flooding in South Asia.

The Economist has a very long term perspective on the estimated number of people worldwide who have died as a result of natural disasters.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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