Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

by Bill McGuire
     
 

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Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world. Taken together, the chapters build a panorama

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Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world. Taken together, the chapters build a panorama of a field of research that is only now becoming recognized as important in the context of the likely impacts and implications of anthropogenic climate change. The observations, analyses and interpretations presented in the volume reinforce the idea that a changing climate does not simply involve the atmosphere and hydrosphere, but also elicits potentially hazardous responses from the solid Earth, or geosphere.

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards is targeted particularly at academics, graduate students and professionals with an interest in environmental change and natural hazards. As such, we are hopeful that it will encourage further investigation of those mechanisms by which contemporary climate change may drive potentially hazardous geological and geomorphological activity, and of the future ramifications for society and economy.

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"Overall, this publication should be on the bookshelf of geologists, physical geographers, hydrologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, politicians, and anyone interested or involved in climate change. The wealth of concise information makes it an excellent reference for teaching the interdisciplinary aspects of environmental science and climate change."  (Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 1 October 2013)

“Further, this book convincingly demonstrates the need for greater inclusion of the geoscience research community in discussions on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction planning.”  (Geological Journal, 25 February 2014)

“I heartily recommend this book. We all have a stake in surviving climate change.”  (International Journal of Environmental Studies, 20July 2013)

"There is useful and interesting material in the book, very much worthy of attention…”  (Geology Today, 1 May 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470658659
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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