Tropical cyclones give developing countries much needed rain for agriculture. But as the earth warms, they are set to become more intense and strong cyclones can cause great loss of life and property.
(Credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team)
To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins.
Cuba's early warning approach holds lessons for other countries, write disaster risk reduction specialists Veronica F. Grasso and José Rubiera.
Technology and scientific research can help communities in the developing world build resilience to disasters.
29 February 2012
Source: UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Games can help people to see disaster risks and effects with their own eyes, helping them to engage with complex science, a conference hears.
23 May 2013
A new model could improve the prediction of monsoon rainfall and tropical storms over a vast area of Asia and the Pacific, says a paper.
27 February 2013
27 November 2012