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Mega Crisis II – Part II: Super typhoons

  • September 9, 2017
  • , NHK
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Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on efforts to protect people from “super typhoons” and torrential rains, saying that global warming is making it more likely for storms to suddenly develop into extremely powerful typhoons near the Japanese archipelago. The program said if a super typhoon were to hit Tokyo or another major city, as many as one million people would be forced to evacuate due to flooding and this would create massive confusion. The program reported that it is becoming extremely difficult to accurately predict the paths and strengths of typhoons because they are more likely to suddenly become much stronger than predicted right before making landfall due to rising ocean temperatures near Japan.

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