Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Switzerland
Whether Switzerland will be affected more frequently by natural disasters in the future will depend on the interplay between the different climatic factors and on local sensitivities. In order to make quantitative estimates, detailed model analyses will be generally necessary. On the whole, it can be expected that the following natural events will increasingly threaten the Alpine region.
The climate is not the only factor which determines to what extent our society is at the risk due to natural disasters. Changes in society play an important part as well. As a consequence of increased human settlement pressure, construction in areas that are more exposed to potential danger has increased.