IPCC releases Special Report for Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

On 18 November in Kampala, Uganda, member governments approved the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). The report is the first one to bring together disaster management and climate change adaptation. It concludes that it is virtually certain that on a global scale hot days become even hotter and occur more often. "For the high emissions scenario, it is likely that the frequency of hot days will increase by a factor of 10 in most regions of the world", said Thomas Stocker the Co-chair of Working Group I. “Likewise, heavy precipitation will occur more often, and the wind speed of tropical cyclones will increase while their number will likely remain constant or decrease. Nevertheless, there are many options for decreasing risk. Some of these have been implemented, but many have not. The best options can provide benefits across a wide range of possible levels of climate change,” said Vicente Barros, Co-chair of Working Group II.

SREX-SPM_Approved-HiRes_opt.pdf — PDF document, 8065Kb

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