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BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (2005)

Human Factors Explain the Increased Losses from Weather and Climate Extremes

The financial damage due to extreme weather events has been increasing since the 1940s, and evidence suggests that societal shifts are the predominate cause of this upward trend. For instance, increasing populations around hurricane-prone regions account for enormous increases in damages over the last several decades, and the continuation of these and other similar demographic trends is likely to... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (1996)

Natural Hazards and Global Change

Societal ability to understand, build resiliency, and respond to natural hazards will be put to the test as global environmental changes, such as climate change, are likely to make natural disasters and hazard more common. This Elements of Change report discusses the main components of natural disaster reduction and illustrates why better disaster management and response is necessary in face of ... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (1996)

Characterizing and Communicating Scientific Uncertainty

Characterizing uncertainty is a major issue in all scientific discourse, but it is of particular importance in climate change research. Widely publicized climate change findings, such as the periodic reports authored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), must find precision in their language so that the published findings are neither understated nor exaggerated and can be taken... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (1995)

Improving the Effectiveness of the Climate Change Convention

Following the 1992 framework of the Convention on Climate Change, there was much discussion about how to create effective policy strategies for climate change. This Elements of Change report explores a variety of binding and non-binding approaches, focusing on the different strategies for developed and developing countries. In addition, the report compares and contrasts climate change policy devel... View arrow
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