“Measures to prepare for Climate Catastrophe, on National Level Urgent”

“Measures to prepare for Climate Catastrophe, on National Level Urgent”

Climate Change Center, Disaster-Calamity subdivision and Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation hold Special Seminar

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(Climate Change Center)
(Climate Change Center)

The Climate Change Center, a nonprofit organization, held a special seminar under the heading, “The way for the Ministry of Public Safety and Security (MPSS) to prepare a safe place for the people in case of climate catastrophe” at the Jaesung Civil Engineering Building, Hanyang University on June 25th.

This seminar was conducted as a special session of the Society of Hazard Mitigation in order to present a way to engage the civil community and increase its role in creating policies for mitigating national disasters which have been mainly led by the MPSS and to propose relevant policies.

Climate change and global warming increase natural disasters,” said Dr. Sung Nam Oh (PhD) of Yonsei University’s Global Environment Laboratory, who participated as a speaker on the topic ‘Earth risk limits and natural disasters.’ He added, “Due to global warming, in the 21st century, the heavy rainfall frequency will be threefold compared with that of the 20th century and the population vulnerable to flood disasters will increase two or three times more by 2100 than compared to now.”

Dr. Oh claimed, “Since climate change has now become a critical factor which determines the survival of human society, the issue of climate change might as well be called climate catastrophe” and “Measures to prepare for climate catastrophe, on a national level is urgent.”

Reporter Cho Woonggyu [gyu@newshankuk.com]