catastrophes

Amazon Fire

When the forest burns

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Amazonia, Equatorial Africa, Siberia, California... The world's forests are going through a dark period in these troubled times of climate change. And suddenly a new term appears on the scene: we talk about big fires, mega-fires. The forest fires that used to punctuate Mediterranean summers seem small, derisory...

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Climate disaster

The cost of climatic disasters is exploding

Direct economic losses due to weather-related disasters over the past 20 years have been 2.5 times higher than in the period 1978-1997, the United Nations said in a report. In the report, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), explains

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Hurricane Irma

Insurance: the cost of natural disasters jumped by 37 % in 2017

Les pertes économiques liées aux catastrophes naturelles et aux désastres causés par l’homme devraient atteindre 306 milliards de dollars (258 milliards d’euros) en 2017, contre 188 milliards l’an passé, selon les premières estimations du réassureur helvétique Swiss Re publiées mercredi 20 décembre.   Les pertes prises en charge par les

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biodiversity

World Wetlands Day: resisting extreme natural events

Every year on February 2nd, the whole planet celebrates wetlands: The 2017 edition of World Wetlands Day is dedicated to the role of these exceptional territories in disaster prevention. As every year on the same date since 2001, French citizens will be made aware of the importance of wetlands in the prevention of disasters.

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