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Death toll from torrential rain in southwestern Japan rises to 7

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Only seven? I thought it would have been many more, based on how much the mass media sensationalized the severity of the rain, which was just a drizzle, by the way. From what I read here, it was death by poor decision making. Folks dwelling in domiciles near rivers and muddy hills should probably have gone to a friend's safer home or even one of the poorly conceived emergency shelters.

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Two more people were confirmed dead Tuesday following torrential rains in southwestern Japan, bringing the death toll to seven, a tally by Kyodo News showed.

RIP, JMA says it's the heaviest rain on record, add back in June the UN said the globe had the hottest day on record, and earlier this year New Zealand had a tropical cyclone crossing the north island (the first in its recorded history), yes first, not ex-tropical cyclone, but actual category 3 cyclone, two repeated hottest day in London...the list is growing.

These deaths aren't poor decision making by the victims, it's climate change induced. Yet the last 3 global climate conferences have been dominated by the investment bank crowd who thinks carbon credits certificates will solve the climate problem.

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JMA cannot say it’s the heaviest rain on record when a heavier rain occurred in Asakura in 2017 - and even that may not be the heaviest. Re: hottest day on record for the globe: That means absolutely nothing for any one locality’s experience. New Zealand North Island cyclone: Was not comparable to the power of cyclones experienced in the tropics. For example, no Category 3 was experienced in Auckland. Not even close. London heat: London did not exceed its own heat record. Re: deaths of victims.

Unfortunately, deaths in natural disasters very often occur among the elderly who insist on acting according to a preferred life style. But that is THEIR decision. THEY are not asking for your pity so leave them alone.

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JMA cannot say it’s the heaviest rain on record when a heavier rain occurred in Asakura

...for the region, not comparing different regions, whats the point of doi g that?

https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/07/10/japan-sees-heaviest-rain-ever-is-climate-change-making-downpours-more-extreme

: hottest day on record for the globe: That means absolutely nothing for any one locality’s experience.

That's because it's not meant to be local temperature, it's the average globe temperature. Your proposition is more meaningless than the UN's record.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/05/tuesday-was-worlds-hottest-day-on-record-breaking-mondays-record

New Zealand North Island cyclone: Was not comparable to the power of cyclones experienced in the tropics

That's not the point, the point is a cyclone that far south is unprecedented. New Zealand has never had a tropical cyclone crossing it until this year. It has been affected by many EX-tropical cyclones, but never an active cyclone, let alone a cat 3 cyclone,mone crosses from west to east coast of the north island then hung around off Gisborn for 2 days.

London did not exceed its own heat record

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/19/uk-weather-record-hottest-day-ever-heatwave

Would be good for you to substantiate with databinstead of just being argumentative for the sake of it, makes you appear narcissistic.

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Roy

Re: JMA I have no beef with them. I study the JMA every day as it is my hobby.

The lives of elderly who may act rashly in severe weather is not a case of being expendable but inevitable in cases year after year. And as a living group, they are not asking for your interference nor pity for them as a group. So leave them alone as they leave you alone.

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Means leave them out of your political propaganda. You are accusing me of being insensitive to their lives when I am merely respecting their right to live as they choose. Leaving people to live as they wish = leaving them alone. You get it?

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Readers, no need for acrimony on this thread.

Almost got hit by lightning twice today. Be careful out there.

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In the news over here they said that this was the heaviest rain that part of Japan had ever recorded.

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“over here”?

Media.

This happens in one place or another over here ( meaning, Japan) especially SW Japan, practically every year.

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I don't know about drizzle but in Nagoya we had the most intense downpours.

The river opposite my home rose about 2 meters in 30 minutes.

The rain in Kyushu lasted for hours.

It must have been terrifying.

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