Asia floods ‘show future climate risks’

Global warming brings the risk of further flooding and natural disasters, and the world must invest now to mitigate the damage, Reuters quoted the UN's top aid official as saying on Wednesday.
Tens of millions of people have been displaced by flooding in India and Bangladesh, and nations must now examine ways to protect vulnerable populations, John Holmes, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, was quoted as saying in an interview.

"It’s the worst we’ve seen for 50, 60, 70 years and we’re beginning to see a pattern of flooding around the world," Holmes said.

"There is an enormous problem because climate change is a reality already… We need to anticipate it and not just respond to it."