The Uncertainty Business: Risks and Opportunities in Weather and Climate, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Uncertainty Business

Risks and Opportunities in Weather and Climate, 1st Edition

By W. J. Maunder


448 pages

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Hardback: 9780367362690
pub: 2019-11-14
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Originally published in 1986, this book discusses the value of weather and climate information in government and business decision-making. It issues a strong manifesto for the development of new areas of research requiring the skills of weather scientists, geographers, economists, planners and political scientists. It offers a coherent and non-technical presentation of this climatology, supported with practical guidance on assessing the impacts of weather and climate on human affairs.

Table of Contents

1. The Atmosphere as an Élite Resource 2. The Instituional Framework 3. Events and Information 4. The Weather-Economic Mix 5. Assessing the Impact of Weather and Climate 6. The Assessment Process 7. Weather and Climate-Based forecasts of Economic Activities 8. Forthcoming Challenges and Opportunities

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Pollution, Climate and Change

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1931 and 1997 make major contributions to applied climatology. They include environmental debates about greenhouse gases, ozone, acid rain and land, water and air pollution and discuss:

  • The economic, social, political and strategic implications of weather and climate
  • The health & prosperity of future generations
  • The economics of a green economy
  • Sustainable security, poverty and inequitable land distribution
  • And will be of interest to decision makers in agriculture, economics and business, politicians

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change