China's meteorological and secondary disasters have been increasing

China's meteorological and secondary disasters have been increasing

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6 March 2012
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In recent years, China's meteorological disaster change has new conditions and characteristics: on one hand, under the backdrop of global warming, some extreme weather and climate events hit frequently which cause more and more dangerous meteorological disasters. On the other hand, with the socio-economic development, the influences of meteorological disasters show new conditions. When different industries improve the cooperation, the chain effect becomes prominent in the influence and intensity of meteorological disaster. Urbanization brings highly concentration of population and property, which causes severe vulnerability. To meet the needs of people's subsistence and development, resource and environment are destroyed which deepens the meteorological disaster. Therefore, China will face new challenges in terms of disaster prevention and reduction and responding to climate change.

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