Global Increase in Climate - Related Disasters

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute | Published Date: November, 01 , 2015

Is there an ominous link between the global increase of the hydrometeorological and climatological events on the one side and anthropogenic climate change on the other? This paper considers three main disaster risk factors—rising population exposure, greater population vulnerability, and increasing climate-related hazards—behind the increased frequency of intense climate-related natural disasters. In a regression analysis within a model of disaster risk determination for 1971–2013, population exposure measured by population density and people’s vulnerability measured by socioeconomic variables are positively linked to the frequency of these intense disasters.

Author(s): Vinod Thomas, Ramón López | Posted on: Dec 15, 2015 | Views() | Download (0)

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