The mangosteen, likely to be the strongest typhoon of the year, is approaching the Philippines and making a strong attack on China. It is expected to land between the night of 16 and the early morning of 17.
Typhoon track map released by Central Meteorological Observatory
According to statistics, as of September 11, there were 23 typhoons in the Northwest Pacific and the South China Sea, 7 more than in the same period of the year, and 8 of them landed in China.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence, regarded as one of the biggest storms in the United States in 30 years, has landed on the east coast of the United States after several days of turbulence in the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 13 day, Florence attacked North Carolina. (The Associated Press)
The super storm is attacking mankind at the same time in the East and West hemisphere.
Natures storms are clearly more direct, and the challenges and effects are more immediate than the storms of the trade war. Behind this, it also reflects the big problem that we can not ignore too: climate.
Typhoon mangosteen alerted Chinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This autumn, the two typhoons continue to show their power.
You know, Typhoon 23 Bailijia has just brought heavy rain to Guangdong coastal baptism and mangosteen heels.
In fact, when Typhoon 22 was first numbered and still far away in the deep Pacific Ocean, the name mangosteen was considered cute and a little greedy by some netizens.
However, typhoon mangosteen does not have the same delicious fruit. In the vast Pacific Ocean, its intensity has been singing and advancing rapidly, in just two days from typhoon to super typhoon level, ferocious gradually revealed.
Just today (14) at 8 am, mangosteen has reached about 660 km north-east of Manila in the Philippines in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, near the center of the maximum wind force of 17 levels (65 M / s).
At present, mangosteen is carrying a heavy storm pouring on the Philippines, is expected to land in the early morning of 15 local time.
The Philippine Meteorological Agency said mangosteen would be the strongest typhoon so far this year, with about 10 million people in the track of the typhoon, and thousands of people are now evacuating from the northern coast of Luzon, the main island of the Philippines.
In September 13th, a man collected a net on a fishing boat in the city of mourinpa, Philippines. (Xinhua News Agency)
As mangosteen moves closer to China, the outline of what is expected to be the wind king typhoon this year is becoming clearer.
The Central Meteorological Bureau predicted that from the night of the 16th to the early morning of the 17th, mangosteen may be able to land in the western part of Guangdong Province to the eastern part of Hainan with 14-16 wind.
Qian Qifeng, a senior engineer at the Typhoon and Marine Meteorological Forecast Center of the China Meteorological Administration, said that mangosteen is stronger than the Bailijia which landed yesterday but is smaller, and will bring more severe wind and rain impact to the relevant areas.
Not only that, the current mangosteen center near the largest wind has been equaled this years No. 21 typhoon flying swallow, its landfall intensity is likely to exceed the flying swallow, won this years king of the wind.
The 4 typhoon Fei Yan landed in Japan on the 4 day, killing 11 people and injuring more than 600. (Xinhua News Agency)
Facing the test of seamless docking of double typhoon, Guangdong, Fujian and other provinces have taken measures such as withdrawing fishing boats and stopping high-speed rail trains to minimize disaster losses.
Taking Guangdong as an example, the Guangdong Provincial Marine Fisheries Department launched a wind-proof class III response, and all the offshore platform operators have been evacuated; the early warning areas of geological disasters have been strengthened on duty and emergency disposal work; the deployment of various places to strengthen urban drainage, construction of housing municipal works, rural farm houses and other defensive work has been put in place.
Guangdong Provincial Water Resources Department report screenshots
Just when you read this article, the four working groups of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters are helping to guide the local defense work.
In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a reminder that Chinese citizens and tourists abroad should attach great importance to their own safety, keep an eye on typhoons and storms and avoid maritime activities. In case of emergency, call the police as soon as possible or contact the Chinese embassy or consulate.
Warnings from the international space station: a nightmare is approaching the US!
A hurricane known as the Monster Class has arrived on the eastern coast of the United States just as Asia is preparing for a mangosteen landfall.
Be careful! Be prepared for the east coast of the United States. This is not a joke. A nightmare is approaching you!
German astronaut Gerst posted pictures of Hurricane Florence overlooking the International Space Station on a social networking site Tuesday, with huge storm eyes clearly visible.
German astronaut, Robert Gates, screenshot
According to the U.S. Meteorological Department had predicted that Florence or decades swept across the eastern and central coast of the United States the most powerful hurricane.
Although Florences wind power has now been reduced from the previous four to two levels, but the Federal Emergency Response Agency officials still warn the public that the hurricane brought storm surge warning has not changed compared with the previous, still need to maintain a high degree of vigilance.
The same is true.
The Washington Post reported that torrential rain from the hurricane hit North Carolina on the 13th, flooding coastal homes and roads, and expected to reach three feet high, causing flooding at levels not seen in decades.
(Washington Post) screenshot
In order to confront Florence, Washington, D.C. and several states have declared a state of emergency. More than 10 million people in the affected areas have received hurricane warnings or storm warnings, and 1.7 million have undergone voluntary or mandatory evacuations.
A report from the Associated Press said Trump was also urging people to leave the area Florence might be passing through at the White House. He said, do not regard it as a trifling matter. This is a big guy.
But for some people, withdrawal is a difficult choice. Some residents are reluctant to give up their homes which have been operated for a lifetime. Others are forced to stay in the face of the hurricane because of financial difficulties and can not afford the necessary tolls.
The Americans are in temporary shelters organized by the US government.
In addition, Florences route has six nuclear power plants, two of which are the closest to Florences landing site, Brunswick, and the nuclear reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which had leaked, have the same design, so experts are concerned about whether the plant can safely cope with the hurricane. Worry.
Agence France-Presse is concerned that a stone wall in Washingtons National Square, which has never been actually used, may be used as a flood wall to protect Washington against hurricanes.
Washington is ready to build a stone wall near the White House as a flood control wall. (Agence France-Presse)
On the day the hurricane hit North Carolina (13), the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the United States has become the worlds largest producer of crude oil - considered a landmark event.
The two seemingly unrelated stories are in fact closely related to the American motherboard.
Many studies have shown that the climate change caused by fossil fuel consumption is exacerbating hurricanes. The article says.
Motherboard website reported screenshots
Reflections on the relationship between climate change and hurricanes are becoming another topic beyond the full-scale live broadcast of the disaster by the US media.
Bad storms are the price of greed.
CNN reported on the 13th that although emergency response planning for hurricanes is a good thing, these emergencies will occur more frequently and they will be more destructive if the underlying climate problems are not addressed.
The article argues that the United States has not formulated the necessary measures to tackle climate change at its source, including efforts to reduce coal pollution and withdrawal from the Paris Accord aimed at tackling climate change.
CNN report screenshots
While the media blame the government for its inadequate response to climate change, Chinas actions and efforts to tackle climate change are gaining worldwide recognition.
Xie Zhenhua, Chinas Special Representative on Climate Change and Co-Chairman of the Global Climate Action Summit, said at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on the 13th that Chinas carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP in 2017 were 46% lower than in 2005 and had exceeded the maximum target of carbon intensity reduction by 2020.
Jie Zhenhua spoke at the global climate action summit. Chinas efforts and role in tackling climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement have also been unanimously endorsed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and President Stern of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the US News and World Report website reported that China encouraged the United States to continue to participate in related matters and made clear its willingness to strengthen cooperation with the United States in clean energy utilization, energy and resource protection and other research and development. China will fulfill one hundred percent commitments to tackle climate change. In the meeting, Jie Zhenhua said with a loud voice. The source of this article: Reference News Editor: Ji Guo Jie _NBJ11143
Chinas efforts and role in tackling climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement have also been unanimously endorsed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and President Stern of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment in the United Kingdom.
Moreover, the US News and World Report website reported that China encouraged the United States to continue to participate in related matters and made clear its willingness to strengthen cooperation with the United States in clean energy utilization, energy and resource protection and other research and development.
China will fulfill one hundred percent commitments to tackle climate change. In the meeting, Jie Zhenhua said with a loud voice.