Salvano Briceno, director of the U.N.’s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), said new scientific evidence presented last week in Paris signalled temperature and sea level increases that would "very likely" make natural disasters more frequent and more intense.
Better weather tracking and early-warning systems could help mitigate the impact of heat waves, heavy rains, mudslides and drought, Briceno said, while warning climate-related hazards cannot be prevented outright. "
Being prepared and being aware does not mean that we can avoid disaster," he told journalists in Geneva.
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