This picture, entitled “Waterspout at Sea”, was taken in and is the September cover photo from the 2021 World Meteorological Organization calendar.
Over the past 50 years, weather, climate and water extremes have killed 115 people and cost USD $202 million on average per day.
The climate crisis has caused the number of disasters and economic losses to increase, but thanks to improved early warnings and disaster management, the number of deaths has decreased.
Warning systems help us adapt to climate change and build a more resilient future.
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