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2020

18 Aug 2020

On 4 August 2020, there was a big chemical explosion in Beirut causing at least 159 death, 6,000 injuries and 300,000 homeless as estimated on 10 August 2020. The explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate.

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18 Aug 2020

香港賽馬會災難防護應變教研中心

綠色和平根據天文台的數據,為香港不同地區進行估算,找出香港那些地區會最受風暴潮影響,並且製作成地圖供市民參考。到底甚麼是風暴潮呢?

 

根據天文台的資料[1],風暴潮是與熱帶氣旋(即大家一般理解的颱風)相關的低氣壓及大風的共同影響而導致海平面上升的現象。

熱帶氣旋的強風將海水推向岸邊, 並於沿岸地區堆高是海平面上升的主要成因(圖一)。

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22 Jul 2020

全球暖化是不爭的事實,隨著氣候危機惡化,類似超強颱風「山竹」所帶來的風暴潮可能在本世紀中變成十年一遇。綠色和平參考香港天文台兩項研究,指出若溫室氣體排放趨勢不變,2051至2060年香港的平均海平面高度或較1986至2005年的平均水平上升近0.6米;而在相若的海平面升幅下,颱風在維多利亞港帶來的十年一遇風暴潮最高水位可達3.8米,接近山竹襲港時的紀錄。

山竹襲港時維港最高潮位達3.88米,其餘位處各區的四個潮汐站甚至錄得更高潮位。綠色和平據此推斷,香港沿海地勢在4米或以下的地方,到本世紀中將較容易受十年一遇、如山竹襲港時的風暴潮影響而出現嚴重水浸的情況。

 

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29 Jun 2020

截至2020年6月中,全球2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19)染病人數已突破8百萬人,而死亡人數則超過45萬,雖然全球多個地方的新增個案已受到控制,而在本港更多時沒有新增本地個案,但外出時需要戴口罩的措施似乎仍需維持一段日子。今年,相信世界各地都需要過一個戴口罩的夏季!

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The Global Risks Report 2020 Cover - WEF
08 May 2020

At a critical time when collective action is essential to correct the failures of climate change, biodiversity loss and infectious disease, nations are more fragmented than ever.

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23 Jan 2020

Four phases of disaster management are well-established in disaster related literature.

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2019

23 Dec 2019

The first World Disaster Report​ was published in 1993 with the aims of bringing up the latest trends, facts and anlysis of comtemporary disasters and the impact of disasters on vulnerable pe

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11 Oct 2019

The Annual International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be held on 13 Oct 2019 (Sunday) this year.

 

What is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction?

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29 Sep 2019

New Indicators of Resilience added to the Safe Cities Index 2019. Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka ranked top 3.

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