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Adapting to Climate Sensitive Hazards through Architecture

Allison Hoadley Anderson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 16280 words.

In architecture, mitigation reduces the magnitude of climate change by reducing demand for resources; anticipatory adaptation improves performance against hazards; and planned adaptation...

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Agenda Setting and Natural Hazards

Rob A. DeLeo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics; Epidemiology. 7719 words.

Agenda setting describes the process through which issues are selected for consideration by a decision-making body. Among the myriad of issues policymakers can consider, few are more vexing...

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Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change-Related Flood Risks

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis and Philip J. Ward.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 10593 words.

The flooding of rivers and coastlines is the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, total direct damages exceeded $1.6 trillion, and at least 225,000...

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Climate Change

Mark Maslin.

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 160 pages.

Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction,...

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The climate change debate

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 5081 words.

‘The climate change debate’ describes the combination of factors that led to recognition and acceptance of climate change, including that it was anthropogenic, beginning with climate change...

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Climate change impacts

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 8061 words.

What is dangerous climate change? What is our coping range? ‘Climate change impacts’ assesses the potential effects of climate change on the natural environment as well as on human...

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Climate surprises

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4410 words.

The assumption of a linear relationship between greenhouse gases and climate change may be wrong. ‘Climate surprises’ examines the possibility that there are thresholds—or tipping points—in...

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Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction

Rajib Shaw.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics. 8664 words.

Community-based approaches existed even before the existence of the state and its formal governance structure. People and communities used to help and take care of each other’s disaster...

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Envisioning the future

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 3721 words.

‘Envisioning the future’ considers some of the deep questions of why humanity seems unable to deal with the question of pollution. The challenge of climate change must be seen within the...

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Evidence for climate change

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4073 words.

‘Evidence for climate change’ considers both past and recent climate change through changes in temperature, precipitation, and relative global sea level to show that significant changes in...

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