Climate Change and Its Impacts

Risks and Inequalities

  • Colleen Murphy
  • Paolo Gardoni
  • Robert McKim

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Colleen Murphy, Paolo Gardoni, Robert McKim
      Pages 3-11
  3. The Paris Agreement, Policy and Climate Justice

  4. Natural Hazards, Resilience and Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Eric P. Salathé Jr., Guillaume Mauger
      Pages 109-127
    3. Xianwu Xue, Naiyu Wang, Bruce R. Ellingwood, Ke Zhang
      Pages 129-144
  5. Responding to Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

  6. Responding to Climate Change: Priorities, Perspectives, and Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Shi-Ling Hsu
      Pages 251-268
    3. Thomas E. Lovejoy
      Pages 269-276

About this book


Responding to a need for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the consequences of climate change, this book brings experts in climate science, engineering, urban planning, and conservation biology into conversation with scholars in law, geography, anthropology and ethics. It provides insights into how climate change is conceptualized in different fields. The book also aims to contribute to developing successful and multifaceted strategies that promote global, intergenerational and environmental justice. Among the topics addressed are the effects of climate change on the likelihood and magnitude of natural hazards, an assessment of civil infrastructure vulnerabilities, resilience assessment for coastal communities, an ethical framework to evaluate behavior that contributes to climate change, as well as policies and cultural shifts that might help humanity to respond adequately to climate change.


Climate Change Management Environmental Risk Climate Justice Resilience Natural Hazards Paris Agreement Mitigation Adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Colleen Murphy
    • 1
  • Paolo Gardoni
    • 2
  • Robert McKim
    • 3
  1. 1.College of LawUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Department of ReligionUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77543-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77544-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-2002
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-2010
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