Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems For Climate Change

Editors: Singh, Ashbindu, Zommers, Zinta (Eds.)

  • This book will be of interest to scientists involved in climate change, experts in international organizations donor institutions and government agencies
  • Will offer practical tools with which to better early warning systems, identify vulnerable communities and improve hazard forecasting
  • Will assess current & future risks of natural disasters & extreme events
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About this book

Around the world, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly "the new normal" and are expected to increase in the 21st century as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events have devastating impacts on human lives and national economies. This book examines ways to protect people from hazards using early warning systems, and includes contributions from experts from four different continents representing 14 different universities, 8 government agencies and two UN agencies. Chapters detail critical components of early warning systems, ways to identify vulnerable communities, predict hazards and deliver information. Unique satellite images illustrate the transnational impact of disasters, while case studies provide detailed examples of warning systems. With contributors from the fields of economics, ethics, meteorology, geography and biology, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in disaster risk reduction or climate change.

About the authors

Ashbindu Singh has 30 years of work experience: 13 years working with the Indian Forest Service in various capacities at local, provincial and national levels and over 17 years with UNEP in different parts of the world. He has over 100 publications including 35 UNEP reports, in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences, on various environmental issues. Findings of his research work are extensive referred by the scientific community and those involved in the environmental policy formulations. The team under his direction has produced highly influential reports on various environmental issues including global forests, threats to freshwater, coastal vulnerability, linkage between environment and health, environmental conflicts , transboundary air pollutants, biodiversity and UNEP’s best selling publication “One Planet many people: Atlas of our changing environment” His current interest focuses on how to bridge the gap between science and policy and applications and communication of earth observations technologies for environmental assessment and monitoring. As a Commonwealth and Rhodes scholar, Zinta is currently pursuing a DPhil in Zoology with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford. She has been working with the United Nations Environment Programme as a coordinating lead author of the Global Environment Outlook Report, UNEP's flagship state of the environment report. In her research, Zinta has also explored the interaction between human and natural worlds and the impact of this complex relationship on wildlife. Much of her work has focused on great apes.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zommers, Zinta (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters

    Banholzer, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 21-49

  • Challenges in Early Warning of the Persistent and Widespread Winter Fog over the Indo-Gangetic Plains: A Satellite Perspective

    Gautam, Ritesh

    Pages 51-61

  • Assessing Human Vulnerability to Climate Change from an Evolutionary Perspective

    Hogarth, J. Ryan (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Early Warning Systems Defined

    Kelman, Ilan (et al.)

    Pages 89-108

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8598-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8597-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0746-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems For Climate Change
Editors
  • Ashbindu Singh
  • Zinta Zommers
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8598-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8597-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0746-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 387
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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