Tropical cyclones: paying a high price for environmental destruction
Duration: January 2005 - on-going
Tropical cyclones are certainly powerful atmospheric hazards causing heavy rain, high wind and sea surge, but the related
disasters are not falling from the sky. Disasters are always the
combination of a hazardous event and vulnerable population.
There is no such thing as a "natural disaster".
Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)
Global Change and Vulnerability
UNEP region: Global
Ecosystems Management, Disasters and Conflicts, Environmental Governance
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