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Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards by Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

By Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

This e-book identifies classes discovered from normal risk reviews to assist groups plan for and adapt to weather switch. Written by way of major specialists, the case stories research different reviews, from critical storms to sea-level similar dangers, droughts, warmth waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North the US, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island constructing States. the teachings are grouped in response to 4 imperatives: (i) boost collaborative governance networks; (ii) construct adaptive functions; (iii) put money into pre-event making plans; and (iv) the ethical crucial to adopt adaptive activities that increase resilience and sustainability.

"A theoretically wealthy and empirically grounded research of the interface among catastrophe danger administration and weather switch variation, finished but obtainable, and extremely timely."Mark Pelling, division of Geography, King’s university London, united kingdom.

"This e-book represents an important contribution to the knowledge of ordinary risks making plans as an pressing first step for lowering catastrophe hazard and adapting to weather switch to make sure sustainable and equitable development."Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, technology Committee, built-in examine on catastrophe chance IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director foreign procedure for catastrophe aid, UNISDR.

“What a great addition to the younger literature on weather model and chance mitigation! Bruce Glavovic and Gavin Smith every one convey to the modifying job a unprecedented mix of reliable scholarly attainment and on-the-ground adventure that shines via during this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical principles from the nation-states of weather and dangers and their validation in a wealthy set of various case experiences pulled in from around the globe. This ebook should still stay a vintage for lots of years.”William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.

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Pre-event conditions, such as the depth and extent of vulnerability, determine the predisposition of a community or locale to disaster because an extreme event only becomes a disaster in the face of vulnerable conditions. Pre-event adoption of proactive risk reduction strategies can reduce both vulnerability and exposure, and consequently affects the speed with which individuals, organisations, communities and societies recover and return to a sense of “normalcy” after being struck by an extreme event; and transition towards a “new normal” ideally characterized by reduced vulnerability and exposure.

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