60 Fatal Landslides This Year Marks A Terrifying Trend For China

Another symptom in this year’s of extreme weather is a surge in fatal landslides in China. Dave’s Landslide Blog records the rise with this chart (via Infectious Greed). At this rate, fatal landslides might hit 70.

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But this isn’t just a China problem. Floods are surging across Asia, Europe, and parts of North America, with a gargantuan landslide last week in the Canadian wilderness. And drought and wildfires are a problem elsewhere — including western China.

Via Dave’s Landslide Blog, here’s a map from Beijing Climate centre of precipitation anomalies:

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