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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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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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Satellite Imagery and Community Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and Landscape Change

Karina Yager.

in Climate Cultures

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 8454 words.

How does one “know” climate change is occurring? Scientists rely upon data collecting instruments, such as satellites, to monitor change in the environment at multiple scales. The Landsat...

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Food Web Complexity Enhances Ecological and Gaian Ecosystem Model

Stephan P. Harding.

in Scientists Debate Gaia

August 2004; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 6570 words.

This chapter discusses the relationship between complexity and stability in ecological communities and how it has been a major area of speculation and research in ecology since the 1930s....

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Challenges in Integrating the Climate and Social Sciences for Studies of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Frances C. Moore, Justin S. Mankin and Austin Becker.

in Climate Cultures

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 10060 words.

Though predictions regarding the physical impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly detailed and sophisticated, the question of exactly what these physical changes mean for the...

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The Overflowing Ocean

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis and Keith C. Pilkey.

in Retreat from a Rising Sea

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 6691 words.

Summarizes the causes of sea-level rise; primarily these are warming and expansion in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean, and melting of the ice sheets. The ice sheets are the most...

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The Origins of Denial

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 6805 words.

This chapter traces the origins of climate change denial. In the 1990s, as the scientific evidence for human-caused climate change grew stronger and calls for action to curtail greenhouse...

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Say It Ain’t So, (Smokey) Joe!

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 4842 words.

In this chapter, the author reflects on the controversy sparked by an intimidating letter sent to him on June 24, 2005 by Joe Barton, head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, over...

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In the Line of Fire

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 3794 words.

This chapter explains how the hockey stick emerged as a fundamental icon in the assault against the scientific case for human-caused climate change after it was displayed in the IPCC Third...

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The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 5643 words.

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the...

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Fighting Back

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 5911 words.

In this chapter, the author focuses on the scientific community's fightback against the assaults of the climate change denial movement. Each of the investigations launched in response to...

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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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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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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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