As a result of climatic disasters in Asia displaced more than 42 million inhabitants

As a result of climatic disasters in Asia displaced more than 42 million people in Weather and Climate

Over the last two years of natural disasters in Asia have forced more than 42 million residents to relocate, according to the Asian Development Bank report calls for prompt action to prevent future crises. "Asia and the Pacific is the area most susceptible to impacts of natural disasters. This applies both to the number of catastrophes themselves, and the number of people affected by them. "

Approximately 31.8 million people in the region were displaced by natural disasters and extreme weather events

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The damage caused by natural disasters in 2009

Natural disasters in the past year, according to the reinsurance company Munich Re, have claimed lives and caused less damage less than in 2008, according to December 29 BBC News.

In its annual report, the company notes that the main reasons for this was the absence of major disasters and relatively mild hurricane season in the North Atlantic.

The total economic loss was in 2009, $ 50 billion, compared with $ 200 billion in 2008. However, said Munich Re, the total number of destructive events were above long-term average: in 2009, 850 of them were registered.

"The tendency to

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10 of the most deadly natural disasters in history

10 of the most deadly natural disasters in the history of natural disasters

For centuries, natural disasters would not let humanity. Some have happened so long ago that scientists can not assess the extent of damage. For example, it is believed that the Mediterranean island Stroggli was wiped out by a volcanic eruption around 1500 BC. Tsunami devoured the entire Minoan civilization, but no one knows even the approximate number of victims.

However, due to 10 known most devastating disasters, mainly earthquakes and floods, killing about 10 million people. This article will feature 10 of the most deadly natural disasters

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Satellite technology in the service of rescue missions

Satellite technology in the service of rescue missions Facts

Fig. Over the past few years, such as virtual communities, OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, Sahana, CrisisMappers, Virtual Disaster Viewer, Google MapMaker and organization InSTEDD using the latest technologies demonstrate a greater degree of preparedness for natural disasters and quick response in the form of rescue.

In a new study UN-SPIDE, Bureau UN agencies on space, the question of the application of satellite technology to work to reduce the risk of natural disasters and of rescue teams. The project is the result of more than 80 experts in the field from more than 20

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The consequences of disasters since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992

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Over the past twenty years, according to conservative estimates, because of natural disasters killed 1.3 million people, one way or another affected 4.4 million people and resulted in economic losses of $ 2 trillion. This is a staggering figure when you consider what this means in terms of lost opportunities, ruined lives, lost property, destroyed schools and health facilities, cultural loss and damaged infrastructure.

In 1992, the United Nations organized a conference on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro — the Earth Summit. The purpose of the conference was to rethink economic

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The impact of natural disasters on people's behavior

The impact of natural disasters on people's behavior Facts

A study by the University of Canterbury of New Zealand, said that the survivors of natural disasters more likely to suffer from mental impairment. This leads to the fact that during everyday activities such people begin to behave inappropriately. For example, the victims of terrorist acts increasingly involved in an accident, are more prone to stress and anxiety.

Assistant professor of psychology William Helton believes that greater stress and confusion, leading to this behavior are the result arising from disasters cognitive disorders. To confirm the theory have been several psychological tests

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Climatic disasters are changing the world

April 15, 2013. In the last decade, natural anomalies, climate change and the dramatic fluctuations in temperature are constant companions of life. Despite the middle of April, in the European part of Russia kept frozen, unprecedented flooding swept large areas of our country. Natural disasters cause significant damage to the population and the state, adversely affect the development of the economy, forcing significantly adjust development plans.

The growth of natural climatic disasters — this is not a random phenomenon. It is estimated that at the present time is the next change of the global historical metric cycle, so humanity is

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Creating a System-112 — a priority task of the state

In Russia in the near future to introduce a single communications system for emergency calls. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during a visit to the exhibition "The defense and protection" in the Sverdlovsk region, the radio "Voice of Russia".

System-112 — one of the priorities of the federal programs under the national security. The introduction of uniform number "112" is the task of the state and involves not only the organization of rapid communication, but also a system of effective interaction between various departments and services at different levels. The result will be the introduction of

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Can animals predict natural disasters?

Can animals predict natural disasters? It is interesting

What you appear association, when you hear the phrase "animal instinct"? Some special sensory perception? Premonition? Or a sixth sense? It is indisputable that the animal is feeling the need to survive in the wild. But the question is how this feeling can come to the rescue in a disaster? Researchers studying animal behavior, trying to draw a parallel between anxiety animals and natural disasters.

For animals living in the wild, life is like survival. This explains the keen sense of smell and hearing. Animals are able to respond to the vibrations

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In the U.S., a system of an early warning of natural disasters

In the U.S., a system of notification of imminent natural disasters Facts

University of Arkansas researchers have developed an early warning system for natural disasters, with which U.S. residents will be given full information about potentially dangerous places and required navigational assistance to those who are directly in the epicenter of events.

Network to notify the state of emergency is a self-regulating powered by solar panels system, which ensures long-term continuous operation, even if the electric power system, or wireless connection broke down. Users will get the most important information to mobile phones, personal digital assistants, tablets or laptops.

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