‘How many dead will we accept?’ European floods expose failure to heed climate warnings

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07-17-2021

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon PollyLIEGE, Belgium — Pierre Ozer has been expecting these floods for decades. On Friday, Ozer was chain-smoking on a park bench in Angleur — a low-lying riverbank district in his home city of Liège. And the floods were occurring in summer, which is unusual because the rivers aren’t swelled by melting snow. Ozer advises governments around the world — particularly in West Africa but also in Belgium — on flood risk management. From climate change, emissions targets, alternative fuels and more, our specialized journalists keep you on top of the topics driving the Energy and Climate policy agenda.

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