To amplify the messages around climate change and water, both World Water Day and World Meteorological Day in 2020 focus on climate change and water and aim to inspire people around the world to take action. In order to inform and engage people, World Meteorological Day and World Water Day will highlight how water can help fight climate change.
The impacts of severe hydrometeorological events are not gender neutral. Gender, along with class, race, age and other intersecting social identities, contributes to shaping the roles, power and resources available to women, men and non-binary in any culture, including the resources necessary for resilience.
While our everyday experience of weather is dominated by its local impact, weather and climate are truly global phenomena.
Scientific evidence of climate change is unequivocal. Human-induced climate change is already affecting every region of the Earth, with many experiencing more frequent weather and climate extremes.
As a key component of the climate system, the ocean has a direct influence on weather patterns all over the globe, also for areas thousands of kilometres from the nearest coastline.
A defining characteristic of meteorology is its fundamentally global nature from both the scientific and operational perspectives.
The number of weather, climate and water related disasters increased five-fold between 1970 and 2019; however, there was a three-fold decrease in deaths from the first decade to the last – this thanks to improved early warning systems (EWSs).
In order to realize the potential of AI for DRR and to articulate an AI for DRR strategy, we need to address these questions and forge partnerships that drive AI in DRR forward.