Marked cooling of the air, or the invasion of very warm air, over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO
13 Nov 2013, WMO
'Although individual tropical cyclones cannot be directly attributed to climate change, higher sea levels are already making coastal populations more vulnerable to storm surges. We saw this with tragic consequences in the Philippines,' said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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