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1st Edition

Climate, Change and Risk

ISBN 9781138991415
Published July 4, 2016 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

Climate, Change and Risk presents an overview of 'extreme' weather related events and our ability to cope with them. It focuses on society's responses, insurance matters and methodologies for the analysis of climatic hazards. Drawing on worldwide research from the leading names in the field this volume explores the changes in weather hazards that might be expected as the global climate changes.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface 1. Climate, Change and Risk: Introduction 2. Climate Change, Climatic Hazards and Policy Responses in Australia 3. Assessing the Potential Effects of Climate Change on Clay Shrinkage Induced Land Subsidence 4. Agricultural Drought in Europe: Site, Regional and National Effects of Climate Change 5. Flooding in a Warmer World 6. A Concise History of Riverine Floods and Flood Management in the Dutch Rhine Delta 7. Hurricane Impacts in the Context of Climate Variability, Climatic Change and Coastal Management Policy on the Eastern US Sea-Board 8. On Assessing the Economic Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Developed Coasts 9. Tropical Cyclones in the Southwest Pacific: Impacts on Pacific Island Countries with Particular Reference to Fiji 10. Impacts of Windstorms in the Netherlands: Present Risk and Prospects for Climate Change 11. Heat Waves in a Changing Climate 12. Economic Analysis of Natural Disasters 13. An Analytical Review of Weather Insurance 14. Identifying Barriers and Opportunities for Policy Responses to Changing Climatic Risks

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"This book begins with a can only be impressed by the daunting amount of investigative and factual data that has been assembled, sifted and evaluated. It is a courageous attempt to assess the trends evident in severe weather events with their manifest consequences for mankind" Peter Rogers, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre