Aliran is holding a talk on Climate change: Global challenges, local solutions on 21 November in Penang. You might like to register here. Meanwhile, Penang Forum has just released a statement: Penang Forum deeply empathises with the suffering that many Penangites...
And so it has come to pass... reports of damage all over after a relentless overnight storm battered Penang. Near Straits Regency, behind Surin, in Tanjung Bungah, a dangerous road has collapsed. How safe are such road and retaining...
Barely a week after Penang Forum 8's Dialogue on Floods, prolonged heavy rain is lashing the state, inundating several streets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SHfaFMs10 The freakish winds are so strong that one resident in a high-rise tower said her apartment was swamped with...
It seems that Penangites these days feel jittery every time it threatens to rain. Will there be floods and landslides this time, they wonder - as they did just yesterday. People here are so worried that they are circulating...
The worst flood to hit Penang in recent years - and climate change means worse is yet to come. This statement by a couple of Penang NGOs: Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the...
I read this thought-provoking article the other day, which confirmed my gut feeling about the source of our environmental problems. The source of our biggest problems isn't climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution or deforestation. It is economic overshoot...
A water spout crossed over Penang Bridge as bewildered motorists looked on this evening. Does anyone else think the weather is getting a bit more freakish or it it just me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68jtkrRdsY In Butterworth, a brief downpour at 5.45pm resulted in...
You would be forgiven for not knowing the results of a new study on how climate change is going to raise sea levels to a level higher than earlier expected. After all, who wins the English Premier League is...
Can it be business as usual for us? Why weren't King Tides a big problem before? What has changed? What kind of impact will it have on all that land reclamation taking place around us. Already, parts of the...
We mess around with Nature at our peril. This apparently happened in the last 24 hours near Gurney Drive in Penang where extensive land reclamation is being carried out. That barge was carrying rocks believed to be from the Lumut...

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