Reducing cyclone impacts: Double
benefits of climate protection
Reducing cyclone impacts: Double benefits of climate protection on Business Standard. Increasing global
warming from currently one to two degrees Celsius by mid-century might put about 25 per cent more people
at risk of tropical cyclones, a new study has found out.
Current Affairs In the study, the scientists analysed the joint impacts
of demographic development and climate change on people exposed to
tropical cyclones -- and found that timing of when certain warming
levels are reached becomes crucial.
The results are even more obvious on the country level, explained
Johannes Gutschow. "Our model shows, with unprecedented detail, that
in 2050 all countries at high risk of tropical cyclones are projected to
see a rise in exposure.
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Due to the projected population growth, we found exposure changes of
nearly 300 per cent in some East African countries, up to 100 per cent in
the US and also a strong increase for the Arabian Peninsula."
This picture changes under less rapid warming scenarios. Johannes
Gutschow added: "Basically, our computer model can calculate the
impact of any given warming scenario, on a global and country
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