A Geophysical Research Letters paper concludes the 2010 Pakistan floods were predictable, but not predicted. Other reporting suggests they were predicted, but the warning was ignored. Either way, things should have been done differently.
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For the past two weeks, unusually heavy monsoon rains have deluged Pakistan, resulting in flooding and landslides. Pakistan is heavily populated all along the Indus River valley, so this is a slow-moving disaster of epic proportions. The latest news reports estimate that flooding has displaced 14 million people – more …