Managing the Consequences of Weather, Climate, and Ocean Extremes in Our Warming World

Managing the Consequences of Weather, Climate, and Ocean Extremes in Our Warming World

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  • Author: John Hay
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323951029

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Managing the Consequences of Weather, Climate, and Ocean Extremes in Our Warming World examines the impacts of weather and climate extremes and evaluates the steps that may be done to mitigate the negative effects of these extremes. The information is targeted and given in a cohesive and complete manner due to the author's broad and in-depth subject area expertise. Managing the Consequences of Weather, Climate, and Ocean Extremes in Our Warming World complements the previously published volume Science of Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes. The book will help professionals gain an authoritative, evidence-based, and practice-relevant understanding of the significant risks to the future performance of the human and natural systems they are managing, and allow them to provide assessments, advice and recommendations which have credibility andutility.

Key Features

  • Includes assessments, advice, and recommendations of extreme weather and climate events
  • Features case studies from around the globe to provide further context to the research
  • Covers weather, climate, and oceanic extremes, as well as experiences and possibilities for controlling them

Readership

Students and researchers in atmospheric, climate, and ocean science Science advisors, risk assessors and policy analysts working at sub-national, national and global levels in both the public and private sectors, and responsible for advising policy makers, risk managers, technicians, planners and decision makers on how to manage a key manifestation of global warming, namely the occurrence of extreme weather, climatic and oceanic events

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction Overview
    Scope and Structure of this Book
    A Brief Review of the Relevant Science
    Roles of Indigenous Knowledge and of Local Knowledge Manage Extremes, or Manage Their Consequences?
    Concepts and Terminology
    References

    Part I: Consequences
    2. Consequences of Extremes: Methods
    Introduction
    Assessing the Direct Consequences of Extremes
    Assessing the Consequences of Specific Extremes
    Assessing the Wider Consequences of Extremes
    Conclusions
    References

    3. Consequences of Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes
    Introduction
    The Direct Consequences of Extremes
    The Direct Consequences of Specific Extremes
    The Wider Consequences of Extremes
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    Part II: Countermeasures
    4. Managing the Current and Anticipated Consequences of Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes
    Introduction
    Theory and Practice of Planning and Decision Making
    Slow the Rate of Change, or Live with Change?
    Why Manage Extremes?
    What’s Special About Managing Extremes?
    How Might Extremes Best be Managed?
    Looking to the Future
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    5. Global-level Perspectives on Managing Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes
    Introduction
    Learning from Experiences Managing Extremes
    Enhancing the Management of Extremes: Global Level Opportunities and Challenges
    Managing the Consequences of Specific Extremes
    Managing the Wider Consequences of Extremes
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    6. National Experiences and Opportunities for Managing Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes
    Introduction
    Learning from National Experiences Managing Extremes
    Opportunities to Enhance the Management of Extremes at National Level
    Managing the Consequences of Specific Extremes
    Managing the Wider Consequences of Extremes
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    7. Local-level Perspectives on Managing Weather and Climate Extremes
    Introduction
    Learning from Local Experiences Managing Extremes
    Enhancing the Management of Extremes: Local Level Opportunities and Challenges
    Managing the Consequences of Specific Extremes
    Managing the Wider Consequences of Extremes
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    8. Monitoring and Evaluating Management Interventions
    Introduction
    Why Monitor and Evaluate the Responses to Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes?
    Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, Approaches and Processes Temporal and Spatial Scales of Monitoring and Evaluation
    Key Learnings from Monitoring and Evaluation
    Challenges and Opportunities
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    9. Reflections and Foresights
    Introduction
    Reflections
    Foresights
    Conclusions
    References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 325
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323951029

About the Author

John Hay

Dr. Hay PhD, FIBiol has over fifty years’ experience in academia, the private sector and governmental organisations. His work has focused on bringing an interdisciplinary approach to the environmental sciences and to technical and policy-relevant assessments and guidance, especially in relation to climate extremes, variability and change. He works as a consultant and advisor to many national governments and regional and international organizations, including several United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Governments of New Zealand and Australia, the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, and Live & Learn. As a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), John was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded jointly to the IPCC and Al Gore. John is also a recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, The University of the South Pacific; Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia; Adjunct Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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