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

ISBN-10: 1118845013

ISBN-13: 9781118845011

The publication advances wisdom approximately weather swap version practices via a sequence of case stories. It provides very important proof approximately variation practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal region, group providers, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case stories throughout those sectors, the publication includes horizon-scoping essays from foreign specialists in variation examine, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological structures have a protracted background of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in fresh many years has been a world-leader in enforcing and getting to know edition, making this booklet of common relevance to all these operating to conform our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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2 shows a time series of drought occurrence in Australia. Nevertheless, European settlers to Australia brought with them a farming paradigm that sprung from much more benevolent climate conditions, and the process of adjustment was long and sometimes painful. Until 1989, drought was treated in policy terms as a natural disaster: a rare crisis that had to be managed so that impacted people and communities could return to ‘normal’ as quickly as possible. Through the 1970s and 1980s there was Major Australian drought years 1888 1870 1864–66 1911–16 1972–73 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1880–86 1895–1903 1918–20 1939–45 1963–68 1982–83 1991–95 2001–09 The effects of major drought 1864–66 All states affected except Tasmania.

With financial back-up or guarantees from the state, government pools can fall back on resources not available to the private sector. This was the case for the Earthquake Commission in New Zealand after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and more generally in situations where losses become so large that the private sector cannot efficiently handle them without extreme disruption (such as would be the case for a possible $100 billion US hurricane in Florida). In this case the ‘actuarially sound’ premium and the affordable premium diverge to the point where in effect everyone goes uninsured, which may be an undesirable outcome.

Council of Australian Governments, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra. DIICCSRTE (2013) Australia’s Sixth National Communication on Climate Change: A Report Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra. , Rhodes, A. and Goodman, H. (2009) Community safety programs for bushfire: what do they achieve, and how? Australian Journal of Emergency Management 24, 17–25.

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