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Bulletin nº Vol 62 (Special Issue) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 June 2013
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a core priority of WMO and one of the four priorities areas to be addressed by the Global Framework for Climate Services. An analysis of 1970-2009 EM-DAT1 data reveals 7 870, reported disasters from climate, hydro and meteorological hazards, leading to the loss of 1.86 million lives and causing economic damages amounting to US$ 1.954 trillion (adjusted to 2011 US$ prices).
Publish Date: 1 April 2009
Activities involving transportation are inherently more sensitive to weather events than activities that are located in a single place. Consider an individual contemplating a ten minute walk to his favourite coffee shop: indoors, he is not particularly weather-sensitive but once outdoors, the situation changes substantially.