Around the world, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly qthe new normalq and are expected to increase in the 21st century as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events have devastating impacts on human lives and national economies. This book examines ways to protect people from hazards using early warning systems, and includes contributions from experts from four different continentsrepresenting 14 different universities, 8 government agencies and two UN agencies. Chapters detail critical components of early warning systems, ways to identify vulnerable communities, predict hazards and deliver information. Unique satellite images illustrate the transnational impact of disasters, while case studies provide detailed examples of warning systems. With contributors from the fields of economics, ethics, meteorology, geography and biology, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in disaster risk reduction or climate change.J Climate 23:3057a3076 Kubota H, Chan JCL (2009) Interdecadal variability of tropical cyclone landfall in the Philippines from 1902 to ... Geophys Res Lett 40(7) :1402a1408. ... 2012 natural catastrophe year in review. http:// www. munichreamerica.com/webinars/2013_01_natcatreview MunichRe_III_NatCat01032013. pdf.
|Author||:||Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-01-01|