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Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation : special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Author: Christopher B Field; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher B Field; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
ISBN: 9781107607804 1107607809 9781107025066 1107025060
OCLC Number: 796030880
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: x, 582 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Summary for policymakers --
Climate change : new dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience --
Determinants of risk : exposure and vulnerability --
Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical environment --
Changes in impacts of climate extremes : human systems and ecosystems --
Managing the risks from climate extremes at the local level --
National systems for managing the risks from climate extremes and disasters --
Managing the risks : international level and integration across scales --
Toward a sustainable and resilient future --
Case studies.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher B. Field [and others].

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Invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.  Read more...

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'Extreme events and their evolution in a changing climate have received extensive treatment in previous reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but this report goes further Read more...

 
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