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.
"This book begins with a bang..one 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