The world is not prepared for extreme weather

Christa Avampato
1 min readMar 26, 2024
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Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), Data for Good at Meta, and Rare released a new report today titled “International Public Opinion on Climate Change: Extreme Weather and Vulnerability, 2023” with survey data from 139,136 respondents in 187 countries and territories. Big take-aways:

1. Over 50% of respondents in all areas say they’ve experienced extreme weather impacts , such as rising sea levels, flood, drought, long periods of unusually hot weather, wildfire, and severe weather.

2. A majority of respondents in 31 out of 73 areas say they are not prepared for extreme weather with many saying it would take a year or more for them to recover from extreme weather impacts.

The report is a fantastic resource for leaders, journalists, and humanitarian organizations in each country and territory, especially with the intensification and increased number of extreme weather events happening around the world. It’s free to download the full report from YPCCC’s website here: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/international-public-opinion-extreme-weather-vulnerability-2023/

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Christa Avampato

Award-winning author & writer—Product Dev — Biomimicry scientist — Podcaster. Runs on curiosity & joy. twitter.com/christanyc / instagram.com/christarosenyc