As Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, the largest active volcano in the world, continues to erupt and loom as a potential natural disaster, Singapore is set to host the world's largest Natural Disasters Expo Asia 2022
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Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on the planet. Meaning "long mountain" in Hawaiian, it is the classic shield volcano in its shape signified by broad, rounded slopes. The volcano makes up roughly 51% of Hawaii Island and stands 13,681 feet (4,170 m) above sea level. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented eruption in 1843, according to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. While the eruption of Mauna Loa is a rare occurrence, the climate crisis could lead to more volcanic activity, some scientists say.
According to Stacker, scientists have long been able to definitively link climate change to general, long-term trends like the rising sea levels and rising temperatures. They've even been able to show how a changing climate influences and aggravates natural disasters like floods, fires, droughts, and hurricanes.
Recently, however, a new sub-field has gained interest and credibility in the climate science community. Called "attribution science," or "attribution research," the emerging discipline is building a consensus among scientists that experts can, and should, be more definitive and precise in linking specific natural events to climate change. That's something scientists have long hesitated to do, in part, because of the sensitive political nature of the subject, but also because of the complex nature of weather events and their many drivers. However, major scientific journals have cited extensive research projects showing that scientists could definitively say a specific event would have been less likely to happen or been less severe if climate change weren't a factor.
For example, California's devastating wildfires are the most recent example of already bad natural disasters that are worsening. California has wildfires every year, but their increasing severity is due in part to factors fueled by climate change. Higher temperatures and less precipitation in the state has doubled the typical wildfire season, stretching out the autumn days with ripe conditions for wildfire ignition. The 21st century has not been kind to the planet's inhabitants, as floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and heat waves have caused havoc with historic frequency and severity, each seeming to break a record that had just been broken.
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No longer confined to vagaries like "hurricanes will become more intense" or "droughts will be more severe," climate scientists can now attribute specific events to changing climate patterns that enhance them, aggravate them, or make them more likely.
With natural disasters and extreme weather on the rise due to the compounding effects of climate change, Natural Disasters Expo Asia is transforming the Singapore Expo on the 7th & 8th of December 2022 into the ultimate event for the management and mitigation of disasters and will welcome experts around the globe to source the latest revolutionary solutions to calamity management and mitigation.
Climate change has become a significant topic in recent years, as the UN reports there are more than an 80% increase in climate-related disasters over the last four decades. The Natural Disasters Expo is the central hub for any forward-thinking disaster risk management professional to ensure the technology and advancement is in place before any state of emergency.
With your free ticket secured for the show, you can expect yourself to connect with over 300 cutting-edge suppliers, 100 inspirational seminars, countless networking opportunities, innovation awards, and much more!
All under one roof, you'll be able to witness the latest products, innovations, solutions and systems, hear industry experts from the big names on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, and enable you to gain in-depth knowledge in disaster mitigation and prevention.
Better still, it encompasses four zones in the expo, which include Heat & Fire, Storm, Flood and Earthquake, all running alongside each other, to collectively form the largest event in the mitigation and prevention of disaster management.
With the climate crisis only exacerbating as we speak, climate emergency preparedness is essential. Register for your free ticket here and help make a difference.
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