Natural Disasters and Development: In a Globalizing World

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1.1 Components of global change 8
2.1 Types of global environmental change 20
2.2 Estimates of confidence in observed and projected change in extreme weather and climate events 35
3.1 Level of human development and disaster impacts 46
5.1 Estimates of confidence in observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events world-wide 79
8.1 Great weather disasters, 1950-2000 132
8.2 A possible timetable for decarbonization 134
12.1 Cultural theory of risk 188
12.2 Innovation trajectories 195
13.1 Building damage, Marmara earthquake 200
13.2 Comparative evaluation of the Marmara earthquake 200
13.3 The relationship between risk and insurance 208
14.1 Natural resources, upper Yangtze river 216
14.2 Deteriorating ecosystems in West Sichuan, 1999 219
14.3 Social and economic development in West Sichuan, 1999 220
14.4 Productive conditions of agriculture in West Sichuan, 1999 222

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