Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues

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  • Author : Fantina Tedim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 330 pages
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Tara K. Mcgee,Vittorio Leone
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2019
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Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Vittorio Leone,Tara K. Mcgee
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 November 2019
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Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
  • Author : Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 28 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKManaging the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have

Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
  • Author : Douglas Paton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 October 2014
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More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health
  • Author : Rais Akhtar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 15 November 2019
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This edited book assesses the impacts of various extreme weather events on human health and development from a global perspective, and includes several case studies in various geographical regions around the globe. Covering all continents, it describes the impact of extreme weather conditions such as flash floods, heatwaves, cold waves, droughts, forest fires, strong winds and storms in both developing and developed countries. The contributing authors also investigate the spread of diseases and the risk to food security caused by

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security
  • Author : Stanislaw P. Stawicki,Michael S. Firstenberg,Sagar C. Galwankar,Ricardo Izurieta,Thomas Papadimos
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 07 January 2021
GET THIS BOOKContemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security

International health security (IHS) is a broad and highly heterogeneous area. Within this general context, IHS encompasses subdomains that potentially influence (and more specifically endanger) the well-being and wellness of humans. The general umbrella of IHS includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemics, rapid urbanization, social determinants of health, population growth, systemic racism and discrimination, environmental matters, civilian violence and warfare, various forms of terrorism, misuse of antibiotics, and the misuse of social

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 28 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKAttribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change

As climate has warmed over recent years, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded across the globe. Climate models simulate such changes in extreme events, and some of the reasons for the changes are well understood. Warming increases the likelihood of extremely hot days and nights, favors increased atmospheric moisture that may result in more frequent heavy rainfall and snowfall, and leads to evaporation that can exacerbate droughts. Even with evidence of these broad

Climate and Social Stress

Climate and Social Stress
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 14 February 2013
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Climate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events--slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to expect to be surprised by the way in which these events may cascade, or have far-reaching effects. During the coming decade, certain climate-related events will produce consequences that exceed the capacity of the affected societies or global systems to manage; these may have global security implications. Although focused on events

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
  • Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 28 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKManaging the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November 2011 in Kampala, Uganda.

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather
  • Author : Bonnie Schneider
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 31 January 2012
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Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Environmental Health Services, Research, and Medicine,Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity,Roundtable on Population Health Improvement,Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKImplications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness

California and other wildfire-prone western states have experienced a substantial increase in the number and intensity of wildfires in recent years. Wildlands and climate experts expect these trends to continue and quite likely to worsen in coming years. Wildfires and other disasters can be particularly devastating for vulnerable communities. Members of these communities tend to experience worse health outcomes from disasters, have fewer resources for responding and rebuilding, and receive less assistance from state, local, and federal agencies. Because burning

Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture

Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture
  • Author : Mannava VK Sivakumar,Raymond P. Motha,Haripada P. Das
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2005
GET THIS BOOKNatural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture

Agricultural production is highly sensitive to weather and climate-related disasters such as drought, storm and flood. While it is not possible to prevent the occurrence of natural disasters, the resultant disastrous effects can be reduced mitigated through proper planning and effective preparation. This book, based on a gathering of experts in Beijing, discusses ways to reduce the vulnerability of agriculture to disaster and extreme events, both by accurate and timely warning, and by impact-reducing countermeasures.

Agrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters

Agrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters
  • Author : H.P. Das
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKAgrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters

Despite the current technological advancement, agriculture is still a vital source of livelihood. It is essentially dependent on weather and climate, and adversely affected by extreme events in this respect. Over the past few decades, extreme events such as droughts, floods, storms, tropical cyclones and forest fires have destroyed economic and social infrastructure and at the same time endangered food security. The agricultural sector is affected through the impact on water resources, damage to crops, rangelands and forests, due to

Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Suraj Mal,R.B. Singh,Christian Huggel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 05 December 2017
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction

This book discusses the science, causes, impacts and risk reduction strategies for climate change and disasters. It focuses on the use of traditional knowledge, new innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in order to promote sustainable development goals in general and disaster risk reduction in particular. The global climate has changed substantially over the last century. There is strong evidence of global climate change in the form of increase in air and

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1991
GET THIS BOOKA Safer Future

Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.