Climate Change Has Serious Impacts On Our Global Environment

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“European Commission. Climate Change Factsheet 2015: Polar ice caps are melting, sea levels rising and glaciers retreating, threatening the existence of low-lying island states and coastal communities, while the melting of glaciers is putting millions of people at risk of floods, eventually depriving them of fresh water resources.”

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Note from author: We are experiencing floods around the world in many areas as a consequence of natural hazards. Some geographical regions, also called “climate hot spots”, are affected more than others. The ability of a certain region to recover from an extreme weather event, as we recently have witnessed e.g. in the coastal area of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and in many other regions around the world, varies. Not only is this a question of how severe the weather event is, but also a question of e.g. construction and infrastructure.

To see a complete list of all (recent) floods around the world, visit FloodList

You may be surprised by the fact how common floods are around the world. In Europe alone, according to the European Environment Agency, the number of flood events from 1980 to 2010 was registered to a total of 3,563 floods, and the number is expected to increase five fold by 2050. Reported by the UN, flood disasters around the world affected 2.3 billion people and killed 157.000 between 1995-2015.

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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