A major climatic event

A major climatic event

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
Interviews

The source of this Wild Card: 
David Alexander, CESPRO, Interviewed by MIoIR

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
For example the first European Hurricane. – We had a tropical storm in Portugal in 2008 for example. There is an interesting project looking at this – the Katrina project – it has nothing to do with America but is modelling the effects of a super storm in Europe. There is a strong potential for a major storm that could affect many countries at once or in turn. We have had these recently – in 2000 and 2002 floods in six countries. Also tornadoes are highly underrated in Europe – these have happened (example the one in Birmingham), relatively small but we should prepare for a major one, which could result in a higher loss of life.