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Adaptive Governance

Ronald D. Brunner and Amanda H. Lynch.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 14183 words.

Adaptive governance is defined by a focus on decentralized decision-making structures and procedurally rational policy, supported by intensive natural and social science. Decentralized...

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Assessing Volcanic Hazard

Joan Martí Molist.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Geophysics. 26578 words.

Volcanoes represent complex geological systems capable of generating many dangerous phenomena. To evaluate and manage volcanic risk, we need first to assess volcanic hazard (i.e., identify...

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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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Climate Change Adaptation

Philipp Schmidt-Thomé.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 11889 words.

Climate change adaptation is the ability of a society or a natural system to adjust to the (changing) conditions that support life in a certain climate region, including weather extremes in...

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Climate Change Communication and Indigenous Publics

Candis Callison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Communication Studies. 12576 words.

Indigenous experiences with climate change have become increasingly visible through media stories of rising sea levels, heavy storms, and coastal erosion due to climate change in places as...

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Climatology of Flooding in the United States

Gabriele Villarini and Louise Slater.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 15362 words.

Flood losses in the United States have increased dramatically over the course of the past century, averaging US$7.96 billion in damages per year for the 30-year period ranging from 1985 to...

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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other...

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Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Susanne C. Moser.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Communication Studies; Earth Sciences and Geography. 10920 words.

Communicating the impacts of climate change and possible adaptive responses is a relatively recent branch of the larger endeavor of climate change communication. This recent emergence, in...

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Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Tim Forsyth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 9423 words.

Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is an approach to adaptation that aims to include vulnerable people in the design and implementation of adaptation measures. The most...

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Corruption and the Governance of Disaster Risk

David Alexander.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 10013 words.

This article considers how corruption affects the management of disaster mitigation, relief, and recovery. Corruption is a very serious and pervasive issue that affects all countries and...

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