Oct 13, 2021
Kampung Sugud in Penampang, which was the worst-hit area that turned into "muddy village" on Sept 15, is flooded again.
Beyond a very saddening local drama, this Sugud flood horror rings an alarm bell on a much bigger matter of concern Sabahans should start taking a serious interest now – global warming – the blistering heat that evaporates more and more water, sends bigger and bigger clouds to the sky where it stays a maximum of just nine days and then pour down a gargantuan amount of unwelcomed water in the wrong places.
Yes, water vapour, which is itself a big greenhouse gas that traps heat like CO2, once risen to the atmosphere, has a short-lived residence time of a week to nine days and then comes crashing down, water cycle experts say.
The intensity and frequency of such deluge of late should not elude our notice, drowning people, cars floundered as they tried cross raging torrents, flooding a sea of areas, submerging large number houses and cars around KK recurring every three other weeks or so, stranding people from going to work, followed by massive clean ups.
These are tell-tale impacts of climate change and global warming miseries.
Source : Daily Express Online