The recent upsurge in the intensity and recurrence of hydrometeorological
disasters underscores the need for an increased
understanding of the nexuses among disasters, climate change
and the human impacts of these often intertwined phenomena.
Climate change will affect disaster risks in two ways: by
increasing the frequency and severity of weather and climate
hazards and by increasing communities’ overall vulnerability
to these hazards (through factors such as ecosystem
degradation, reductions in water and food availability and
changes to livelihoods).
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