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Extreme weather events - IAF Climate Change 2013 - Workgroup presentation


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Extreme weather events - IAF Climate Change 2013 - Workgroup presentation

  1. 1. Extreme Weather EventsMEXICO / SERBIA / THAILAND
  2. 2. Global deaths and death rates due toextreme weather events, 1900-2008
  3. 3. NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
  4. 4. Global tropical cyclone –accumulated cyclone energy
  5. 5. Pew Center, USA. 40% increase of tropical storms in the North Atlantic
  6. 6. In the past decades weather has beingchanging in each three regionsFrom clear or predictable weatherpatterns to unstable weather conditionsDistorsions in weather have severalimpacts on human kind andbiodiversity…UNSTABLE WEATHER
  7. 7. 1. Agriculture resources, food security issues2. Geopolitical tensions (access to water)3. Impacts on economy (interruption ofrequired processes for agriculturalproduction, for tourism and impacts oninfraestructure)4. Public healthMain impacts of extreme andunstable weather
  8. 8. NorthAmerica
  9. 9. Extreme droughts in the central south states ofUSA and MexicoCases of 3 years without rainConcentration of rain and distorsion of rain seasonsTropical storms and cyclones out of season in thePacific, Caribbean, Atlantic and in the Gulf ofMexicoSmall cyclones over Mexico City instead of normalrainSmall tornados in central Mexico, huge ones in USANorth America
  10. 10. Hurricane Wilma, Cancun, 2005.Category 5
  11. 11. Over Mexico City Category 5
  12. 12. Tornados
  13. 13. Tornados
  14. 14. South East Asia
  15. 15. and droughts in Thailand
  16. 16. Floods and droughts in Thailand
  17. 17. ThreeGorgesDam,China
  18. 18. Aspergillus Flavus toxinsAflatoxins - among the most carcinogenic substances knownThe toxin can also be found in the milk of animals that are fed contaminated feed.
  19. 19. DroughtAflatoxinFooderMeat andmilkIntervention
  20. 20. Thank youMEXICO / SERBIA / THAILAND