A reading by the Third Pole that discusses the link between climate change and natural disasters. This overview reading can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate change and disasters and hazards. The reading focuses on discussions on climate change related disasters in South Asia. It covers topics such as cyclones, floods, landslides, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), forest fires, droughts in South Asia. It further discusses the difference between ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ natural disasters.
Students will understand how natural disasters and climate change are related. They will further learn about how climate change is causing natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, landslides, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), forest fires, droughts in South Asia.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the link between climate change and natural disasters.
- Discuss the trend of climate-related disasters from 1900 to 2009.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Climate Disasters|
|Discipline||Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview, Cyclones, Floods, Landslides, Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF), Forest Fires, Droughts|
|Climate Topic||Disasters and Hazards; Climate Literacy|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||High School, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||The Third Pole|
|Hosted at||The Third Pole|