Risk Mitigation Strategies for Tornadoes in the Context of Climate Change and Development

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Mitigation strategies for natural hazards will always be dealing with risk. With climate change bringing a new set of risks, each with its uncertainties, the risk manager has new challenges. Since natural hazards like tornadoes have large impacts and divert resources towards mitigation and recovery, changing natural hazards are a factor affecting development. In this paper, an analysis of tornado risk in Canada in the context of a changing climate is given which leads to the conclusion that risk-management strategies should assume more frequent events in the future.

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McBean, G.A. Risk Mitigation Strategies for Tornadoes in the Context of Climate Change and Development. Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 10, 357–366 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-005-0051-x

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • development
  • natural hazards
  • risk management
  • tornadoes