Environment

Brazil seeking funds to manage climate change and natural disasters

Driver gets stuck with his car on a flooded avenue during heavy rains. climate change
Driver gets stuck with his car on a flooded avenue during heavy rains. N. Antoine/Shutterstock

This week, severe rains in the Northeastern city of Salvador caused around 300 people to be displaced as rivers burst their banks, homes were flooded and 114 landslides were recorded by municipal police forces. In the Southeast, Rio de Janeiro is battered by torrential rain and mudslides on an annual basis, often claiming lives in the process. Authorities have been criticized for not working hard enough to minimize the effects of these disasters (which many attribute to climate change), while the scientific community is seeking funding to further its ability to monitor the country’s territory and help combat such...

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