New Stanford-led research reveals a steady increase in the number of people at risk from tropical cyclones and the number of days per year these potentially catastrophic storms threaten health and livelihoods. The findings could help relief agencies, development banks, and other organizations plan more effective strategies for mitigating extreme weather impacts.
“Severe storms hit the poor the hardest, and could worsen socioeconomic and health inequalities,” study senior author Eran Bendavid, an associate professor of health policy in the Stanford School of Medicine, Global Health Faculty Fellows, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment told Rob Jordan, associate editor at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. “Interventions for mitigating tropical cyclone impacts should address this vulnerability.”
Read the full story at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment website.
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