Peru's Floods Follow Climate Change's Deadly Extreme Weather Trend
An unusual coastal El Niño drove Peru's deluge, in another signal that weather extremes are becoming wild cards as climate change warms the oceans.
6 April, 2017
Peru's worst floods in nearly a century have killed more than 70 people, left 70,000 homeless in nearly every province and damaged 130,000 structures, including ancient archaeological sites. The downpours inundated the country in the first half of March, then moved north over Colombia, causing a mudslide that killed hundreds.