Posts Tagged: Extreme Weather

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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and
Disasters to Advance Climate Change
Adaptation (SREX)

What role does climate change play in altering the characteristics and impacts of extreme weather and climate events? What approaches exist for reducing vulnerability and exposure and for managing impacts and disasters associated with extreme events? Scientists discuss the findings of a new international report that brings together, for the first time, expertise in climate science, disaster risk management, and adaptation.

http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/

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350.org Infographic #ConnecttheDots

Recent report released by the IPCC explores the connection between climate change and extreme weather.

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A new campaign for 350.org aims to #ConnecttheDots on climate change.

In places from drought-stricken Mongolia to flood-stricken Thailand, from fire-ravaged Australia to Himalayan communities threatened by glacial melt, we will hold rallies reminding everyone what has happened in our neighborhoods. And at each of those rallies, from Kenya to Canada, from Vietnam to Vermont, someone will be holding a…dot. A huge black dot on a white banner, a “dot” of people holding hands, encircling a field where crops have dried up, a dot made of fabric and the picture taken from above — you get the idea. We’ll share those images the world around, to put a human face on climate change–we’ll hold up a mirror to the planet and force people to come face to face with the ravages of climate change.

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Where in the world is climate change most likely going to affect communities abilities to feed themselves?

Which areas have already been hard hit?

Graphic: World Food Program

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