WMO Secretary-(*50*) Prof. Petteri Taalas

“The statistics speak for themselves,” said WMO Secretary-(*50*) Prof. Petteri Taalas.

“Early warning systems are a proven, effective, and feasible climate adaptation measure, that save lives and money. We can and must reach the most vulnerable and ensure that they are translated into early action,” he said. 

He said that thanks to better weather predictions, proactive catastrophe administration, and early warning programs, the number of lives lost has decreased almost three-fold in the past 50 years.

According to estimates, between 3.3 and three.6 billion folks reside in areas which can be extraordinarily susceptible to local weather change. In the earlier 50 years (1970-2019), a weather, local weather, or water-related calamity has killed a median of 115 folks each day and resulted in every day damages of US$ 202 million. Due to human-induced local weather change and extra excessive weather, the number of recorded disasters elevated by an element of 5.

Prof. Taalas, talking at a convention at the ministerial stage assembly on the sidelines of the UN (*50*) Assembly, spearheaded by the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) to make sure that each particular person on earth is protected by an early warning system in the subsequent 5 years.

On the sidelines of the 77th United Nations (*50*) Assembly High-Level Week, the ministers gathered in New York to pledge assist for the UN Early Warnings for All initiatives as a important local weather adaptation instrument.

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