A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
18 Sep 2014, ECSP
'Effective adaptation requires understanding how climate change will impact a specific place at a specific time. Some impacts are relatively easy to model, like mean sea level rise,' said Commander John Marburger of the US Navy’s Task Force Climate Change. The trouble is, 'nobody gets mean weather, and nobody gets mean sea level – you get the extremes'...
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