Disaster mitigation and societal impacts

King, David, Davidson, Jim, and Anderson-Berry, Linda (2010) Disaster mitigation and societal impacts. In: Chan, Johnny C.L., and Kepert, Jeffery D., (eds.) Global Perspectives on Tropical Cyclones: From Science to Mitigation. World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, 4 . World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 409-436.

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Abstract

Throughout the world societies are experiencing rapid social change that is making them more vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards. One of the aspects of social change is human impact upon the environment that has contributed to climate change, which may be contributing to a likely increase in the severity and possible increase in the frequency of tropical cyclones (IPCC, 2007). Alongside increased vulnerability, societies exhibit strengths and resilience that are targeted at enhancing social capacity that in turn will mitigate the impacts of tropical cyclones.

Item ID: 16837
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-4293-47-1
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 01:34
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 100%
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