Adaptive management of the climate change problem: bridging the gap between research and public policy
AbstractThere are important differences between adaptation to normal climate and adaptation to climate change. One scientific community is organized to address extreme probabilities in current distributions, and their disaster potential. Another scientific community addresses the longer-term changes in the climate system. There are important differences between natural hazard (extreme and unpredictable events) and disaster as natural hazard with disastrous economic and social consequences as a matter of enormous concern. Finally, disaster management means a forecast for the real disaster events and after these disasters occurred, a post disaster attitude is necessary to ameliorate the situation and to take measures for rapid recovery. In this paper the author tries to address the description, understanding and prediction of extreme events in the weather system and their impact across a range of natural and socio-economic phenomena. Other goals of the paper are to present the weather and climate characteristics, the statistics of extreme events and to evaluate their impact on economy. Thus one major task of the work is to address the management of natural disasters caused by weather: the management of event forecast, risk assessment for various regions, and disaster management after the event occur. At the intersection between Economics, Management and Science of Weather Processes, this interdisciplinary study will provide the reader with insight and tools to address contemporary climate and weather hazard management problems.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 13564.
Date of creation: Feb 2008
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Publication status: Published in Annals of Oradea University. Fascicle of Management and Technological Engineering 17.7(2008): pp. 2733-2742
weather disasters; natural hazard; human vulnerability; extreme events; statistics and impact; management of event forecast; regional risk assessment; post disaster management;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-02-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2009-02-28 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2009-02-28 (Environmental Economics)
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