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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

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 446 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article.

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The enemy within

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7789 words.

‘The Enemy Within’ begins with volcanic super-eruptions and their devastating consequences such as the 1815 eruption of volcano Tambora in Indonesia, and ancient eruptions in Yellowstone,...

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Epilogue

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 1333 words.

‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred...

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Evolution of Strategic Flood Risk Management in Support of Social Justice, Ecosystem Health, and Resilience

Paul Sayers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 15769 words.

Throughout history, flood management practice has evolved in response to flood events. This heuristic approach has yielded some important incremental shifts in both policy and planning...

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Global Catastrophes

Bill McGuire.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 152 pages.

Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species...

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Global warming

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7715 words.

‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500...

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The Ice Age cometh

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 5336 words.

What turns ice ages on and off? ‘The Ice Age cometh’ considers the potential impact global warming may have on the arrival of the next expected Ice Age. Will global warming fend it off or...

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Impact of Climate Change on Flood Factors and Extent of Damages in the Hindu Kush Region

Atta-ur Rahman, Shakeel Mahmood, Mohammad Dawood and Fang Chen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 394 words.

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Modeling Tropical Cyclones in a Changing Climate

Enrico Scoccimarro.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Climate Change; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 11354 words.

Tropical cyclones (TCs) in their most intense expression (hurricanes or typhoons) are the main natural hazards known to humankind. The impressive socioeconomic consequences for countries...

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Permafrost-Related Geohazards and Infrastructure Construction in Mountainous Environments

Lukas U. Arenson and Matthias Jakob.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 10492 words.

Mountain environments, home to about 12% of the global population and covering nearly a quarter of the global land surface, create hazardous conditions for various infrastructures. The...

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