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

By Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

This ebook identifies classes realized from usual danger stories to assist groups plan for and adapt to weather switch. Written through prime specialists, the case experiences learn varied stories, from critical storms to sea-level comparable dangers, droughts, warmth waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North the USA, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island constructing States. the teachings are grouped in keeping with 4 imperatives: (i) advance collaborative governance networks; (ii) construct adaptive features; (iii) put money into pre-event making plans; and (iv) the ethical relevant to adopt adaptive activities that boost resilience and sustainability.

"A theoretically wealthy and empirically grounded research of the interface among catastrophe hazard administration and weather swap edition, accomplished but available, and extremely timely." Mark Pelling, division of Geography, King’s collage London, united kingdom.

"This publication represents a tremendous contribution to the knowledge of usual risks making plans as an pressing first step for decreasing catastrophe probability and adapting to weather swap to make sure sustainable and equitable development." Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, technological know-how Committee, built-in study on catastrophe hazard IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director overseas technique for catastrophe relief, UNISDR.

“What a great addition to the younger literature on weather model and possibility mitigation! Bruc

e Glavovic and Gavin Smith each one deliver to the modifying job a unprecedented combination of reliable scholarly attainment and on-the-ground event that shines via during this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical principles from the nation-states of weather and risks and their validation in a wealthy set of numerous case stories pulled in from world wide. This ebook may still stay a vintage for lots of years.” William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.

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How might these considerations be translated into practices that better align and integrate natural hazards risk management and climate change adaptation; and, in particular, what insights does the natural hazards risk management community offer? The concept and practice of risk reduction, or sustainable hazard mitigation, lies at the heart of this challenge; and spatial or land use planning plays a pivotal role in this endeavour.  155–156), lead author of the second national assessment of natural hazards in the United States: No single approach to bringing sustainable hazard mitigation into existence shows more promise at this time than increased use of sound and equitable land-use management.

Resilience thus reflects (i) that amount of change that a social-ecological system can absorb whilst retaining key structures, functions and feedbacks, (ii) the capacity of the system to reorganise and (iii) the capacity for learning and adaptation in the face of change (Holling 1973; Carpenter and Gunderson 2001; Folke 2006). Resilience is an important but contested organizing concept for various strands of scholarship (Folke 2006; Gallopin 2006), with different definitions that reflect perspectives from engineering to ecology, psychology and more integrated and evolutionary perspectives (Folke 2006).

The evolution of natural hazards risk management is strongly influenced by the episodic nature of extreme events. Disasters are often referred to as focusing events, which can affect the creation of policy agendas among decision-makers (Birkland 1996, 1997) and influence changes in national and sub-national policy and practice (Birkland 2007; Olson et al. 1998, 1999; Rubin and Tanali 2001; Rubin 2007). Major disasters can also result in informal responses and the creation of organisations that emerge after extreme events (Birkman et al.

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