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...
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...
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...
On a weekend this time. This tree along Jalan Lembah Permai is the latest to be chopped down. This is what it looked like before: Was MBPP permission given for this tree to be cut down? How many more...
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...
We think we can put in place all sorts of fancy flood mitigation 'marvels' to keep us from being swamped. But what if it is our model of development - concrete (mega-property centric development) and tar (extensive highways and...
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...
In the aftermath of the 4-5 November 2017 storm and extensive flooding and landslides, many thought they were the worst in Penang's history. But there was also widespread flooding in Penang on 24 November 1932, when 15 inches (about 380mm)...
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...
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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