In Nigeria, floods kill 10, displace 20,000.
Recurring droughts highlight need for better water management.
DPR Korea: Malnutrition rate may increase following floods.
Haiti: Isaac leaves 19 dead, 15,000 evacuated.
When I see a climate-related report now—drought, heavy rain, storms, floods—my heart sinks. What follows is going to be leptospirosis, malaria, little children dead of diarrhea or cholera or starvation, and dengue moving in clouds of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
But I notice that climate change is the issue that dare not speak its name in the US presidential election, or in Canadian politics, even as Isaac moves toward the Mississippi delta and perhaps New Orleans.