Climate change will affect urban workers the most, according to a study modelling the effects of climate change in 16 developing countries. The survey examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy rains, on seven socioeconomic groups.
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This report by Jon Padgham identifies and summarizes potential climate change impacts on agriculture in the developing world, examines causes of vulnerability, and suggests where investments are needed to better climate-proof agriculture.
In 2007, there were 874 weather-related disasters worldwide, a 13-percent increase over 2006 and the highest number since the systematic recording of natural perils began in 1974. Weather-related disasters around the world have been on the rise for decades (see Figure 1): on average, 300 events were recorded every year in the 1980s, 480 events in the 1990s, and 620 events in the last 10 years.