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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 Communication and Indigenous Publics

Candis Callison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Communication Studies. 12575 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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Collective Choices Affecting Natural Hazards Governance, Risk, and Vulnerability

Thomas Thaler, David Shively, Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Lenka Slavikova and Thomas Hartmann.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 11367 words.

The frequency and severity of extreme weather events are expected to increase due to climate change. These developments and challenges have focused the attention of policymakers on the...

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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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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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The Economic Impact of Critical National Infrastructure Failure Due to Space Weather

Edward J. Oughton.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 12087 words.

Space weather is a collective term for different solar or space phenomena that can detrimentally affect technology. However, current understanding of space weather hazards is still...

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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, Ghani Rahman and Fang Chen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 8669 words.

This chapter analyzes the impacts of climate change on flood factors and extent of associated damages in the Hindu Kush (HK) region. HK mountains system is located in the west of the...

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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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Natural Hazards Governance in China

Timothy Sim and Jun Lei Yu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics. 11743 words.

China is a vast country frequently impacted by multiple natural hazards. All natural disasters have been reported in China, except volcanic eruptions. Almost every region in China is...

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Natural Hazards Governance in Mexico

Elizabeth Mansilla.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics. 402 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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Observation and Spatial Modeling of Snow- and Ice-Related Mass Movement Hazards

Martin Mergili.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 20033 words.

Snow- and ice-related hazardous processes threaten society in tropical to high-latitude mountain areas worldwide and at highly variable time scales. On the one hand, small snow avalanches...

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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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Planet Earth

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 6072 words.

Earth is the most dynamic planet in our solar system, but the very same geophysical features that make our world so life-giving and life-preserving also make it dangerous. ‘Planet Earth: in...

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Risk Governance of Limited-Notice or No-Notice Natural Hazards

Maria Papathoma-Köhle and Dale Dominey-Howes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics. 13406 words.

The second priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 stresses that, to efficiently manage risk posed by natural hazards, disaster risk governance should be...

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