When large-scale disasters occur, they typically strike without warning, regardless of whether the cause is natural, such as a tsunami or earthquake, or man-made, such as a terrorist attack. And immediately following a hazardous event or mass violence
At the confluence of environmental science and the humanities, this book deals with dry ecosystems - aridity, droughts and other influences of climate that have an impact on land productivity and human survival - the societies affected by the
Drought is one of the major natural hazards, resulting in significant economic, social, and environmental costs. In Europe, water shortage is an important problem in many regions. However, despite the increasing awareness of this hazard, there is no
PART V. Adjustment and Adaptation Strategies. PART VI. Drought Management: Mitigation, Preparedness, and Policy. PART VII. Linking Drought to other Globlal Issues. PART VIII. Conclusions and Future Challenges.
Drought is a global phenomenon that can and does occur in virtually all landscapes, resulting in significant economic, social and environmental costs and losses. These costs and losses have risen dramatically in recent decades. Drought is an insidious
Recent droughts in Africa and elsewhere in the world, from China to Peru, have serious implications for food security and grave consequences for local and international politics. The issues do not just concern the plight of African peoples, but also our
Need a basic introduction to climate? Collier and Webb, both of the United States Geological Service, survey the subject with estimable economy and clarity. They discuss the broadest influences on climate, such as incoming solar radiation and changes in
Accurate monitoring and prediction of agricultural droughts helps manage them, minimize losses attributed to them, and mitigate their extreme forms, which some countries face even today. This book presents the basic concepts of agricultural drought