World Meteorological Day 2022 under the theme `Early Warning and Early Action` in pursuit of disaster risk reduction

طقس العرب GO 2022-03-20 2022-03-20T14:00:30Z
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World Meteorological Day 2022 under the theme `Early Warning and Early Action` in pursuit of disaster risk reduction

Weather of Arabia - On March 23 of each year, the world celebrates the World Meteorological Day, which is the date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950 AD, and every year the organization announces a slogan or a topic around which the world's attention revolves, What is the importance of the theme of World Meteorological Day 2022?

World Meteorological Day this year (2022)

This year's World Meteorological Day, which falls on Wednesday (23 March 2022), is centered around the theme "Early Warning and Early Action", highlighting the importance of hydrometeorological and climate information in disaster risk reduction.

The importance of "early warning and early action"

Disaster preparedness and the ability to take action at the right time and in the right place can save lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, now and in the future.

After extreme weather events have become more frequent and intense in many parts of the world due to climate change, the number of people exposed to the multiple dangers associated with these phenomena is greater than ever, while these dangers, in turn, are experiencing some changes as a result of population growth and expansion urban and environmental degradation.

Read also: More than 11,000 weather-related disasters have occurred in the world during the past 50 years, resulting in more than two million deaths

Weather forecasts are no longer sufficient today, but providing impact-based forecasts that alert people to weather hazards is a vital necessity to save lives and livelihoods. However, one in three people still does not have sufficient coverage of early warning systems.

Increased coordination between NMHSs, disaster management authorities and development agencies is needed to improve prevention, preparedness and response.

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the challenges facing society and weakened existing coping mechanisms. The pandemic has also demonstrated that, in our interconnected world, we need to adopt a cross-border, multi-risk approach in order to make progress towards achieving global goals related to climate action, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

Importance of the World Meteorological Organization and meteorology for the world

  • Helps us plan our daily lives: Without the data collected by the World Meteorological Organization, it would be impossible to get accurate daily forecasts of the weather, as weather is one of the main things we all consider when planning our daily activities, what kind of clothes we should wear, and without forecasts Weather Unexpected weather can spoil your important outings and work.

  • Tracking potential climate damage: The role of the World Meteorological Organization is not limited to forecasting the weather, but it also detects and monitors changes that occur in the Earth’s climate, including: changing sea levels, fluctuations in temperature, and rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and this information is necessary to improve our understanding of the climate change crises that the world is going through.

  • Warns us of natural disasters: Natural disasters may happen against our will, but they will be much worse if we cannot track them, such as monitoring the storm several days before it hits, and with the presence of the World Meteorological Organization and meteorology it has become possible to predict devastating storms, with sufficient time Residents to evacuate the area, or at least make the necessary preparations for storms.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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