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

The publication advances wisdom approximately weather switch edition practices via a sequence of case reviews. It provides very important proof approximately edition practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal sector, group companies, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case experiences throughout those sectors, the e-book includes horizon-scoping essays from overseas specialists in model learn, 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 contemporary many years has been a world-leader in enforcing and getting to know variation, making this ebook of common relevance to all these operating to conform our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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Crompton et al. 2011, p. 2). The point of departure for Crompton et al. (2011) was projections of future Atlantic basin hurricane activity from the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Bender et al. 2010). Combining these with the Pielke et al. 2â•… (a) Annual aggregate building damage expressed as the number of House Equivalents (HE) destroyed due to bushfire events in Australia for year beginning 1 July. (b) As in (a) but with HE normalised to 2008/09 values. The time series begins in 1925, the first year in the 20th century to experience large numbers of building destruction due to bushfires.

3â•… Number of articles published on clim* AND adapt* from Australian research institutions as returned from a search of the Scopus database. 16 jean p.  boulter et al. 4â•… Number of articles published on clim* AND adapt* from Australian research institutions, by subject area, as returned from a search of the Scopus database. For colour details please see Plate 2. 1â•… The top sources of articles published between 2004 and 2013 on clim* AND adapt* from Australian research institutions, as returned from a search of the Scopus database.

The primary goal of the insurance sector is the assessment and transfer of risk, as it is currently understood. Insurance policies generally have a duration of a single year, a period at odds with the lifespan of a building (generally 50–100 years) and the timescale at which climate change amplification of extreme weather might become measurable in loss data. This mismatch makes it difficult for insurers to materially influence 31 adaptation to future climate change except through the rigorous pricing of the existing risk.

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