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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 (1995)

Changes in Global Vegetative Patterns and Their Relationship to Human Activity

Since the onset of satellites, particularly Landsat in 1972, the ability to map vegetative cover type and changes in its aerial extent has led to a fundamentally new way of understanding the Earth and rates of change to its surface. This Elements of Change report explores the technical aspects of remote sensing and analysis of data along with a variety of ground truthing techniques. Furthermore, i... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (1995)

The Metro-Agro-Plex as a Geographical Unit of Analysis for Regional and Global Environmental Change

Many of the temperate zone major cities of the world, specifically those in Europe, Asia, and North America, are closely associated with large food-producing areas. This Elements of Change report looks into this relationship and the implications for the future organization of human populations and the quality of conditions necessary for productive agriculture and healthy urban environments. Partic... View arrow
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