Adaptation: The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
11 Feb 2016, UNISDR
The head of UNISDR, Robert Glasser, said: 'We have come through the hottest year on record. 98.6 million people were affected by disasters last year and climate often aided by a strong El Niño was a factor in 92% of those events... adapting to climate change is vital for countries seeking to reduce disaster risk now and in the future'...
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