A contribution to the Global Campaign 2010-2020. Making Cities Resilient – “My City is Getting Ready!”
Imagine having a team of chefs cooking Eggs Benedict. One of them has only ever made omelets; the other one has all the ingredients but no recipe. The third one knows how to do it, but they have been forbidden to cook anything else than scrambled eggs by the owner of the restaurant. On top of everything, they are not talking to one another because they are all competing for promotion. The outcome? You guessed it, anything but Eggs Benedict, the restaurant owner is enraged, and none of the chefs gets a promotion.
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Madrid, 3 December 2019 - The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
“WEATHER ALERT! AFTER THE HEAT, STORMS AND HAIL WILL COME”
Moldovans received this yellow-level alert from the authorities, and through various media sources, around lunchtime on September 3, 2019, which gave them about 6 hours to ensure they were in a safe place when the storm hit.
On December 5 the National Corps of Fire Brigades with the National Council of Engineers organizes a workshop on “Analysis of safety aspects of crowded events”