Issued for World Meteorological Day 2002, this brochure outlines the increased vulnerability of people and their environments to weather and climate extremes and the corresponding increase of these hazards over the 1991 2000 decade. It gives an overview of the diversity in weather and climate hazards, their adverse consequences for society and proposes methodologies and tools for risk assessment, monitoring, prediction and early warnings through the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) of the World Meteorological Organization. The brochure draws special attention to the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development and the important role of the World Meteorological Organization in natural disaster reduction contributing to a truly sustainable way of life for all.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Hard copy, Digital (Free) (ill.)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-10936-1
Tags: Weather ; Hazard risk assessment or analysis ; Early warning systems ; Extreme weather event ; Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) ; Non-specialist public ; General information publications