Cyclone Idai – Southern Africa

What originated as a tropical depression off coast of Mozambique, quickly turned into a catastrophic weather event when the storm turned into Cyclone Idai on 11th March in the Mozambique Channel and struck the city of Beira on the 15th March 2019.

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Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar were all affected by heavy rains and flooding. However, it was Mozambique which bore the full force of the cyclone. Sustained winds of 120 mph, heavy rain and resulting flooding demolished homes, wrecked infrastructure and ended many lives.

In Beira, where the cyclone made landfall, according to the Red Cross, over 90% of the city had been destroyed. The UN has said that Cyclone Idai triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa, affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

 

For more on the humanitarian crisis as it unfolded, click to see the thread below, which includes links to news reports, maps, videos and pictures:

Postcards from the future

MSN News: Climate change is central to our future. It will affect every aspect of the city, from buildings and public spaces to the way we live and work. What impact will climate change have?

Postcards From The Future is concerned with taking ideas and projections and juxtaposing them with contemporary visual images.
This creates surprising, contradictory concepts that challenge our daily preconceptions of the world around us. Click on the image below for more:
Source – MSN News website
Created by Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones the work is based upon views of cities which are transformed from the familiar to the startling, using the visual language of climate change to create provocative image
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