The impacts of extreme events are unevenly distributed around the world. Although risks – be it flood, storm or drought risks – are different at local level, it is not so much the spatial distribution that causes this injustice. The extent of the impact that extreme events have on people and societies often depends crucially on the level of development and the resources available at local level. The fact that poorer countries would be hit particularly hard in the event of an expected increase and intensification in extreme events caused by climate change is an obvious injustice, since they have contributed the least to global warming.
These teaching materials provide school pupils with the chance to work independently through the thematic complex surrounding climate change and weather-related climatic events.