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Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation by Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David

By Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik

The booklet advances wisdom approximately weather swap model practices via a chain of case stories. It offers very important proof approximately version practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal quarter, group prone, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case stories throughout those sectors, the ebook comprises horizon-scoping essays from overseas specialists in version study, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological structures have an extended background of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in fresh a long time has been a world-leader in enforcing and discovering edition, making this e-book of common relevance to all these operating to conform our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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1991–95 Average production by rural industries fell about 10%, resulting in possible $5 billion cost to the Australian economy, $590 million drought relief provided by the Commonwealth Government between September 1992 and December 1995. 2001–09 The millennium drought or big dry. 5 billion in exceptional circumstances assistance. 2â•… Major Australian drought episodes since the mid-nineteenth century. Source: Reproduced with permission of the Bureau of Meteorology/Commonwealth of Australia. 14 jean p.

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