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Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Electronic book text)
Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Electronic book text): Sarah Boulter, Jean P Palutikof, David John Karoly,...
Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Electronic book text): Sarah Boulter, Jean P Palutikof, David John Karoly,...

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Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Electronic book text)

Sarah Boulter, Jean P Palutikof, David John Karoly, Daniela Guitart

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This volume presents eighteen case studies of natural disasters from Australia, Europe, North America and developing countries. By comparing the impacts, it seeks to identify what moves people to adapt, which adaptive activities succeed and which fail, and the underlying reasons, and the factors that determine when adaptation is required and when simply bearing the impact may be the more appropriate response. Much has been written about the theory of adaptation, and high-level, especially international, policy responses to climate change. This book aims to inform actual adaptation practice - what works, what does not, and why. It explores some of the lessons we can learn from past disasters and the adaptation that takes place after the event in preparation for the next. This volume will be especially useful for researchers and decision makers in policy and government concerned with climate change adaptation, emergency management, disaster risk reduction, environmental policy and planning.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2013
Editors: Sarah Boulter • Jean P Palutikof • David John Karoly • Daniela Guitart
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-49631-6
Barcode: 9781107496316
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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Meteorology
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LSN: 1-107-49631-4

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