Publisher description for Climate, change and risk / edited by Thomas E. Downing, Alexander A. Olsthoorn, and Richard S.J. Tol.


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With weather-related losses on the rise, this timely volume explores the poorly-understood fields of hazard vulnerability and disaster management. Including issues of societal responses to climate change, as well as insurance matters and current research methodologies, Thomas Downing presents an overview of the future of climatic disasters, and our ability to cope with them.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Natural disasters.