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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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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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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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Fatalism, Causal Reasoning, and Natural Hazards

John McClure.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 9960 words.

Fatalism about natural disasters hinders action to prepare for those disasters, and overcoming this fatalism is one key element to preparing people for these disasters. Research by Bostrom...

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Introduction to Socio-Ecological Resilience

Vincenzo Bollettino, Tilly Alcayna, Philip Dy and Patrick Vinck.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 10756 words.

In recent years, the notion of resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working on disasters. This evolution reflects a growing interest from...

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Lessons on Risk Governance From the UNISDR Experience

Sálvano Briceño.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 9489 words.

In the context of this article, risk governance addresses the ways and means—or institutional framework—to lead and manage the issue of risk related to natural phenomena, events, or...

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Permafrost-Related Geohazards in Cold Russian Regions

Dmitry Sergeev.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 9687 words.

Permafrost, or perennially frozen ground, and the processes linked to the water phase change in ground-pore media are sources of specific dangers to infrastructure and economic activity in...

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Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience

Scott C. Hagen, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme and David Yoskowitz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 10608 words.

The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea...

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