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Climate Change as a Magnifier and Meta-disaster

  • Michael GordyEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies book series (BRIEFSCLIMATE)

Abstract

Everything we have looked at so far is magnified by climate change. For one thing, as mentioned earlier, 80 % of disasters are the result of extreme meteorological events, all of which are becoming more frequent and intense as the climate changes, with the effects of the rest exacerbated as these changes accelerate. We also saw that a near-unanimity of climate scientists believes that climate change is the result of human activities, in particular activities associated with the way we produce, distribute, and consume.

Keywords

Climate Change Disaster Risk Climate Scientist Hydrological Hazard Extreme Meteorological Event 
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© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OrnexFrance

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