Developed countries in the west, no matter how advanced their infrastructures are, are facing the growing threat of river flooding.
So say Sven N. Willmer and his companions in their study published by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a Germany-based environmental think-tank.
River flood results when intense rainfall makes bodies of water overflow. A recent study from Germany’s Potsdam institute for Climate Impact Research said there is a possibility that river floods will affect even developed countries in the west. | photo courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk./news
Their study, entitled “Adaptation Required to Preserve Future High-End River Flood Risk at Present Levels”, discussed how the steady warming of the earth can worsen the already perennial river flooding in Europe, America, and Asia.
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