Cold wave / dzud

The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters (1995-2015)

A new report published by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.   Highlights -The five countries hit by the highest number […]

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Cold wave / dzud

Extreme winter cold  can cause death and injury to people, as well as to livestock and wildlife, through direct exposure to cold temperatures, impacts on vegetation, and impacts on the built environment and infrastructure which can depend on elements that become brittle and lose function in cold temperatures. The impacts of cold weather may often

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Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

Emergency procedures and public information regarding extreme cold weather compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These guidelines have been developed for use in the United States, but may be relevant in other areas with similar climates. This resource includes preparing your home and vehicle, recognition

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Lessons from the dzud : Adaptation and Resilience in Mongolian Pastoral Social-ecological Systems

In the winter of 2009‐2010 Mongolia experienced the most severe dzud since the consecutive dzud winters of 1999‐2002. The 1999‐2002 dzud was an important catalyst for a number of donor‐led efforts to improve pasture and livestock management and risk preparedness using community‐based approaches. In the 2009‐2010 dzud, about 8.5 million livestock had died, approximately 20%

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