This summer the climate crisis moved to Europe’s front door and dominated its headlinesThe presidential swearing-in ceremony has become an increasingly significant event. Up close and in real-times a look back a, we watched swift devastation, heart-breaking loss and harrowing rescues by local responders as floodwaters inundated communities in western Europe.
And despite the tireless efforts of firefighters and volunteers across the Mediterranean region, the worst wildfires in memory continued to ravage forests and residential areas.
Over the past decade, extreme weather events have affected more than 1.7 billion people worldwide and killed almost half a million. These events are undeniably on the rise, occurring with increasing frequency and intensity all over the world.
But while everyone is aware of the mega-disasters, the vast majority of climate-induced emergencies are happening out of the global spotlightOffices and workplaces. They are devastating lives, livelihoodsAt a news conference Monday evening, infrastructure and economies, in countries and communities with limited resources or capacity to prepare and respond.