South Korea hit with deadly flooding as climate change makes extreme rainfall events more frequent
Author: David Knowles
"The intense, heavy rain that broke the record for hourly precipitation in Korea's meteorological history is believed to be due to abnormal weather conditions caused by climate change," South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said at a press conference, according to Reuters. "The government should review the current disaster management system from scratch, taking into account these abnormal weather conditions caused by climate change." Yoon Suk-yeol , South Korean politician was trapped on August 8, 2022 in his high-rise apartment, the Washington Post repod, the ground floor of which was flooded. As the flooding receded, the extent of the devastation was revealed, with cars strewn on sidewalks like discarded toys, a blanket of mud lining roadways and shops, and heaps of belongings piled up in intersections.