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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2012)

Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2012)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2014
  • This Atlas seeks to raise awareness of changing characteristics (frequency, location, severity) of weather, climate and water-related hazards and other challenges to collecting and analysing disaster risk information. It presents a worldwide analysis of extreme weather, climate and water events, drawing on the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). The Atlas compares the reported impacts of meteorological, climatic and hydrological extremes (as categorised by CRED) on people and economies at both global and regional levels. This publication provides statistical analyses of reported disasters in the CRED EM-DAT database spanning the 43-year period from 1970 to 2012, inclusive.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Desertification, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Environment, Floods, Information and data, Meteorology, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, International organizations, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Atlas, Data book, Impact study, Indicators
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Published in 2015