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Climate, Change and Risk

Edited By: Thomas E Downing, Alexander A Olsthoorn and Richard SJ Tol

407 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #93254 | ISBN: 0415170311
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Presents an overview of climatic hazards and climate change, focusing on societal responses, insurance and methodologies for analysis.


Foreword Preface 1. Climate, Change and Risk: Introduction 2. Climate Change, Climatic Hazards and Policy Responses in Australia 3. Assessing the Potential Effects of Climate Change on Clay Shrinkage Induced Land Subsidence 4. Agricultural Drought in Europe: Site, Regional and National Effects of Climate Change 5. Flooding in a Warmer World 6. A Concise History of Riverine Floods and Flood Management in the Dutch Rhine Delta 7. Hurricane Impacts in the Context of Climate Variability, Climatic Change and Coastal Management Policy on the Eastern US Sea-Board 8. On Assessing the Economic Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Developed Coasts 9. Tropical Cyclones in the Southwest Pacific: Impacts on Pacific Island Countries with Particular Reference to Fiji 10. Impacts of Windstorms in the Netherlands: Present Risk and Prospects for Climate Change 11. Heat Waves in a Changing Climate 12. Economic Analysis of Natural Disasters 13. An Analytical Review of Weather Insurance 14. Identifying Barriers and Opportunities for Policy Responses to Changing Climatic Risks

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