UN report on climate change: 5 major takeaways
On Friday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers of Working Group I’s (WGI) portion of the 5th assessment report (AR5) on climate change. The report, focused on the physical science of our climate system, confirms the overwhelming scientific consensus that the world is warming and human activities are responsible.
This document presents the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). It provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change in 14 chapters, supported by a number of annexes and supplementary material. The document considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models.
2013 Australian earthquake engineering society's annual conference
Date: 15-17 Nov 2013
Organizer: Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, The (AEES)
Themes: Critical Infrastructure; Insurance & Risk Transfer; Recovery; Structural Safety
International conference on cultural heritage and disaster risk reduction
Date: 18-20 Nov 2013
Organizer: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Project in Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) (SEAMEO)
Themes: Climate Change; Disaster Risk Management; Information Management; Risk Identification & Assessment; Social Impacts & Resilience
Hazards: Cyclone; Drought; Earthquake; Flood
Women weather the dynamic Himalayas
Her day begins even before the dawn breaks and ends long after sunset. The hours in between are spent relentlessly toiling away. Clearly she has more to deal with than what an ordinary day demands. With the patriarch availing livelihood options that keeps him away for months, she takes on his mantle without a trace of protest. The comfort of slipping into both the roles reveals her inner strength and almost conceals the daunting nature of her growing responsibilities. ...more
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Experts demystify link between extreme weather and climate change
LONDON (AlertNet) - Scientists tackled the highly debated, and somewhat perplexing, relationship between climate change and weather disasters at the recent launch of a U.S. magazine series on the subject, concluding that an indisputable connection exists between the two. ...