Just Released! Order “Waking Up to Climate Change” by George Ropes, and receive 25% Discount. Learn More

Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

Climate Related Disasters: Future Challenges by City Tech Blogger Hussein Alnomani

Climate disasters are rising on a noticeable scale. Now about 70 percent of the weather related l disasters are due to climate change.

These continuing disasters are costing more money and lives. In the last decade 2.4 billion people were affected by climate related disasters and hazards, compared to 1.7 billion in the decade before. I know the human population is increasing also but the difference in percentages makes the human population increasing not in counts. The cost of responding to disaster has risen ten times between 1990 and 2008. These high costs are fast draining financial systems and monetary funds. The extreme events in the future will need even more resources to assist and respond to disasters.

Over the next twenty years, we can expect more intense and dramatic climatic hazards everywhere, especially for people who live in coastal areas or areas vulnerable to droughts. The populations that have limited resources to respond or prepare for hazards will suffer the most.

We must respond and adapt quickly to these future challenges. I think we should start by addressing humanitarian actions first.

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE


More Posts Like This

CONSEQUENCES

OUR TAKE: Climate Anxiety Is Real

Record breaking and dangerously high temperatures are now sweeping the country which means keeping cool and hydrated is a number one priority for any living creature. According to a study by an international team of leading climate scientists working with  World Weather Attribution the scorching temperatures hitting North

CITY TECH BLOG

How Climate Change is Changing My Home City

As a person living in a coastal city, more specifically New York City, my area of living is a prime target for climate change occurrences. From rising sea levels and temperatures to structures being damaged or completely destroyed, a lot will change and has changed in my home,

CITY TECH BLOG

Climate Change and the Industries of the World

It’s no surprise that when the climate of an area changes, it impacts most, if not all of their industries and way of life of countries. Some of these industries include tourism, agriculture, fishery, and infrastructure, which all dictate the economy and life quality of the residents in