Wetlands: a natural safeguard against disasters

    natural safeguard

    The frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in the last 35 years, to nearly 1000 in 2014. The majority arising from climate and weather-related natural hazards such as flooding, tsunamis, hurricanes, tropical cyclones and droughts. UN- Water estimates that 90% of all natural hazards are water-related and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that climate change will further exacerbate the frequency and impacts of these hazards.

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    • Author : Ramsar
    • Language : English
    • Year : 2016