Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




SHAKE AND BLOW
Cyclone risk in Indonesia said increasing
by Staff Writers
Jakarta (UPI) Dec 24, 2012


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Indonesia has seen more frequent cyclones with global warming in the past few years and the phenomenon is predicted to increase next year, experts say.

Data shows the frequency of cyclones this year was 28 times that for the year 2002, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.

"Global warming has resulted in the formation of more cumulonimbus clouds that could incite cyclones," Sutopo Purwo Yuwono, spokesperson with the Indonesian BNPB agency, said.

Sutopo predicted more cyclones would hit in Indonesia in March to April next year while floods and landslides would hit many parts of the country from January to March, China's Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

Cyclones accounted for 36 percent of the 1,200 disasters -- including floods, landslides, droughts and forest fires --experienced by Indonesia in 2012, Sutopo said.

A total of 60.9 million people living in 315 cities and provincial regencies could face risks from floods and 124 million people in 270 cities and regencies would be vulnerable to landslides, he said.

.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SHAKE AND BLOW
Philippines typhoon death toll 'likely to hit 1,500'
Manila (AFP) Dec 22, 2012
The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the Philippines earlier this month will likely hit 1,500, making it the second deadliest since the country began keeping records, the civil defence chief said Saturday. Benito Ramos said that so far they had counted 1,067 dead with more than 800 still missing after Tyhoon Bopha hit the southern island of Mindanao on December 4. "It (the deat ... read more


SHAKE AND BLOW
'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

'Apocalypse Noah': Dutch Christian readies escape Ark

SHAKE AND BLOW
Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Space Fence program moving forward

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks

SHAKE AND BLOW
Spanish consumers prefer national fish

Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

Study: Hawaiian island slowly dissolving

SHAKE AND BLOW
W. Antarctic warming among world's fastest

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting

Chief's hunger strike fuels Canada aboriginal drive

SHAKE AND BLOW
A new, super-nutritious puffed rice for breakfast cereals and snacks

Can Observations of a Hardy Weed Help Feed the World?

The Green Revolution is wilting

Hungary bans foreign farmland ownership

SHAKE AND BLOW
Cyclone risk in Indonesia said increasing

Chile volcano alert raised

Travel misery as floods hit Britain

Philippines typhoon death toll 'likely to hit 1,500'

SHAKE AND BLOW
Chad lifts expulsion order against critical Italian bishop

Mali Islamists destroying more Timbuktu mausoleums

Peacekeepers warn of potential catastrophe in Darfur

Outside View: Tunisia's path ahead

SHAKE AND BLOW
Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?

Study: Human hands evolved as weapons

US shooting revives debate over videogame violence




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement