4: Climate change impacts III

Adaptation to “natural” disasters (floods, hurricanes etc.)

In this lecture, we cover the second type of direct impacts : extreme events. Climate change can induce disasters in a number of ways : hurricanes, river floods, coastal floods, landslides, wildfires etc.

Adaptation to these impacts imposes changes in the way traditional risk prevention is done. this is especially due to the progressive nature of climate change, and to the quantitative uncertainties surrounding the exact magnitude of its impacts.

Required reading

How climate change affects extreme weather around the world (2022).

“Natural” disasters

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“Natural” disasters (1)

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Adaptation to extreme events

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