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Texas and Benue flood: Could it be caused by Climate Change?

Texas and Benue flood: Could it be caused by Climate Change?

It has been a painful moment for residence in Benue state Nigeria and Texas, in the united state as great flood has captured both counties. Residents in both cities have been forced out of the shelter as the devastating effect of the flood has claimed lives and relocated many families to places farther from their homes.

A shot which captured the aerial view of some affected parts in Texas showed clearly that it wasn’t just the usual hurricane which the united states had suffered over the years, but a more stronger one than the likes of Hurricane Mathew, Hurricane Kathrina and others in the list.

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Reports gathered recently said that the major causes of this hurricane which had been identified as Hurricane Harvey are Urban flood, River flood, Storm surge. These causes are also associated to the recent flood in Benue Nigeria.

Human induced activities has mostly been the cause of environmental disaster leading to climate change and can be likened to the flood effect in these two locations.

Although some witnesses of the hurricane had however said climate change wasn’t the cause of the disaster but human negligence to the warning signs of an impending storm.

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Blockage of water tunnels, obstruction of drainage channels, building in flood-prone areas, cutting of trees can lead to a great disaster such as Benue and Texas are suffering in the case of flood and hurricane today.

America’s floodlist reported that “What Hurricane Harvey is demonstrating to those few hold-out climate change sceptics is that this is our new reality. And it’s only going to get worse,” said Heather Coleman, associate director for climate change and energy policy at Oxfam America. Virtually all state governments and scientists all over the are very much agreeing to the fact that climate change is real, and has been the majr causes of the recent happening in this two locations.

While lifes of family members are very essential, it is better advised that the populace learn the major tools and activities through which climate change can be mitigated or that will lessen the effect of global warming.

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