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Slide 1 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA
Slide 2 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS
Slide 3 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense
Slide 4 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities
Slide 5 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice
Slide 6 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND
Slide 7 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA
Slide 8 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND
Slide 9 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA
Slide 10 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND
Slide 11 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
Slide 12 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL
Slide 13 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK
Slide 14 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL
Slide 15 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL
Slide 16 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS
Slide 17 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY
Slide 18 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM
Slide 19 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU
Slide 20 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding
Slide 21 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique
Slide 22 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines.
Slide 23 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005
Slide 24 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS
Slide 25 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007
Slide 26 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007
Slide 27 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007
Slide 28 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases
Slide 29 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION
Slide 30 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase
Slide 31 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007
Slide 32 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts
Slide 33 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007
Slide 34 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up.
Slide 35 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007
Slide 36 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA
Slide 37 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007
Slide 38 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase
Slide 39 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007
Slide 40 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007
Slide 41 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation
Slide 42 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND
Slide 43 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience
Slide 44 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE
Slide 45 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING
Slide 46 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure.
Slide 47 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY
Slide 48 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007
Slide 49 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007
Slide 50 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007
Slide 51 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005
Slide 52 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM
Slide 53 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection)
Slide 54 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND
Slide 55 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND CONTAINMENT:SANDBAGS ALONG HUAI RIVER, CHINA
Slide 56 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND CONTAINMENT:SANDBAGS ALONG HUAI RIVER, CHINA THREE GORGES DAM: 2309 M LONG, 190 M HIGH, 15 M THICK
Slide 57 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND CONTAINMENT:SANDBAGS ALONG HUAI RIVER, CHINA THREE GORGES DAM: 2309 M LONG, 190 M HIGH, 15 M THICK IRAQ’S MOSUL DAM PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM A TRILLION GALLONS
Slide 58 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND CONTAINMENT:SANDBAGS ALONG HUAI RIVER, CHINA THREE GORGES DAM: 2309 M LONG, 190 M HIGH, 15 M THICK IRAQ’S MOSUL DAM PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM A TRILLION GALLONS THE OOESTERSCHELDEKERING: THE NETHERLANDS
Slide 59 - OUR FRAGILE PLANET EARTH Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of global warming and global climate change as possible future threats Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA PLANET EARTH IS WARMING UP AS A RESULT, LOCAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE LEAVING MANY CITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGHER RISK, ESPECIALLY FROM WEATHER-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL WARMING, - - - Sea level will rise. Coastal areas will be flooded The frequency and intensity of severe windstorms may increase, with an associated increase in flooding from storm surge and rainfall and mudslides. The frequency of wildfires may increase Winter storms may be more intense AS A RESULT, EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE AT HIGHER RISK Oceans Polar regions Deserts Grasslands Wetlands Mountains Forests Cities Possible Changes in Earth’s Polar Regions Warming of Planet Earth due to the apparent warming will likely cause: Melting of polar ice caps, glaciers, and pack ice GREENLAND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA WENGEN, SWITZERLAND KANAI FJORD, ALASKA SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA NORTHEAST USA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL MANHATTAN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY: AT RISK FLORIDA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL LOUISIANA: 1 METER RISE IN SEA LEVEL THE NETHERLANDS VENICE, ITALY HALONG BAY, VIETNAM FUNAFUTI,TUVALU Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments When Planet Earth receives more water in a short period than can be contained in the floodplains and wetlands, the result is: Flooding Floods in Mozambique Possible Changes in Earth’s Environments Planet Earth’s coasts are subjected to severe windstorms with large waves, storm surge, and heavy rainfall--large quantities of water, which cause: Drastic irreversible changes along the coast lines. HURICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS UNDER WATER, 2005 HURRICANES DESTROY BARRIER ISLANDS TROPICAL STORM NOEL 235 MILES SW OF NASSAU: OCT 31, 2007 70 % OF MEXICO’S TABASCO STATE UNDER WATER: NOV 2, 2007 TROPICAL STORM NOEL: HAITI, OCT 30, 2007 Possible Change in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Desertification Increases 1/6 OF WORLD’S POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DESERTIFICATION Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Dust Storms may Increase DUST STORM: AL ASAD, IRAQ: APRIL 27, 2007 Natural Phenomena that Change our Environment Planet Earth is warming up, causing: Droughts DROUGHT IN CHINA: 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Rivers may dry up. ELBE RIVER, GERMANY: SUMMER, 2007 COLORADO RIVER BASIN, WESTERN USA LOS ANGELES RIVER: SUMMER 2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment As Planet Earth warms up, Wildfires may Increase WILDFIRES IN EUROPE: JULY 2007 WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: OCTOBER 21,2007 Possible Changes in Earth’s Environment Planet Earth is easily damaged by some of man’s actions, for example: Deforestation 1 ½ ACRES OF RAIN FOREST DISAPPEAR EVERY SECOND Implications for Planet Earth The potential risk to Planet Earth’s environments calls for: Public policies that promote long-term community resilience COMMUNITY DATA BASES AND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS NATURAL HAZARDS INVENTORY VULNERABILITY LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK GOAL: DISASTER RESILIENCE PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE RECOVERY IENCE FOUR PILLARS OF RESILIENCE COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MONITORING Protecting Planet Earth Planet Earth’s changes in exposure and risk over time call for: Technology to monitor the causative factors, warn people, and protect property, and infrastructure. POLICIES FOR REDUCTION OF RISK MONITORING (TRACKING CHANGES THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK TO A CITY AND WARNING THE PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY) AND PROTECT PROPERTY THE INT’L SPACE STA (ISS) PROVIDES EYES IN THE SKY: HURRICANE FELIX, SEPT 3, 2007 EARLY WARNING: A CAT 2 HURRICANE DEAN: AUG 16, 2007 EARLY WARNING AND EVACUATION: AUGUST 19, 2007 TYPHOON LONGWAN ENROUTE TO TAIWAN & CHINA: OCT 1, 2005 TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES MITIGATION (Protection) THAMES RIVER BARRIER: ENGLAND CONTAINMENT:SANDBAGS ALONG HUAI RIVER, CHINA THREE GORGES DAM: 2309 M LONG, 190 M HIGH, 15 M THICK IRAQ’S MOSUL DAM PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM A TRILLION GALLONS THE OOESTERSCHELDEKERING: THE NETHERLANDS LEVEE SYSTEM: NEW ORLEANS