Saturday, July 14, 2012

Southern Russia hit by devastating flooding

In the worst natural disaster in a decade, severe floods have hit southern Russia, killing at least 150 people and forcing thousands from their homes. The rising waters came when a torrential downpour brought a month's worth of rain to the Krasnodar region in just a few hours. Black Sea ports have been closed by the flash flood and landslides. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.

Is this climate change? Have we passed a tipping point? Should we be waking up to the idea that we have a global crisis on our hands? Editor