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Dull disasters? : how planning ahead will make a difference

Author: Daniel J Clarke; Stefan Dercon
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods, and recovery will take years. One of the likely effects of climate change is to increase the likelihood of the type of extreme weather events  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Clarke; Stefan Dercon
ISBN: 9780191827440 0191827444 9780198785576 0198785577
OCLC Number: 956337915
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: 1: Dealing with Disasters: It Should and Can Get Better2: Defining the Problem: Begging Bowls and Benefactors3: Bring in the Professionals4: Planning for Disaster Recovery: Changing the Default Setting5: Finance as the Glue6: Moving Forward . . .GlossaryNotesReferences
Responsibility: Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon.

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Shows how countries and international agencies can better prepare for natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and drought.  Read more...

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Given the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters brought on by climate change and the stress of massive numbers of displaced people placed on all of society due to man-made disasters, Read more...

 
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