Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems For Climate Change

  • Ashbindu Singh
  • Zinta Zommers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Zinta Zommers, Ashbindu Singh
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sandra Banholzer, James Kossin, Simon Donner
    Pages 21-49
  4. J. Ryan Hogarth, Donovan Campbell, Johanna Wandel
    Pages 63-87
  5. Ilan Kelman, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 89-108
  6. Veronica Francesca Grasso
    Pages 109-125
  7. William J. de Groot, Michael D. Flannigan
    Pages 127-151
  8. James Oduor, Jeremy Swift, Izzy Birch
    Pages 209-222
  9. Ginger Turner, Farah Said, Uzma Afzal, Karen Campbell
    Pages 249-264
  10. Joni Seager
    Pages 265-281
  11. Kerry Bowman, Jeffrey Rice, Alan Warner
    Pages 283-304
  12. Doug Smith
    Pages 305-324
  13. Nilmi Senaratna, Marie-Ange Baudoin, Alice A. Oluoko-Odingo, Linda Ajuang, Daniel W. Wepukhulu, Ayub S. Mwadali
    Pages 355-375
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 377-387

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.


climate change disasters early warning systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashbindu Singh
    • 1
  • Zinta Zommers
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Early Warning and AssessmentUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Division of Early Warning and AssessmentUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeNairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8597-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8598-3
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