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PUBLICATIONID : 14877
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article; Proceedings Paper
TITLE : Future economic damage from tropical cyclones: sensitivities to societal and climate changes
ORIG_TITLE : Future economic damage from tropical cyclones: sensitivities to societal and climate changes
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : ROYAL SOC
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Philos. Trans. R. Soc. A-Math. Phys. Eng. Sci.
BEGINPAGE : 2717
ENDPAGE : 2729
VOLUME : 365
ISSUE : 1860
PUBLISH_DATE : 15-Nov
YEAR : 2007
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2517-2007.14.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000249757100007
CITATION : 39
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-08-10 21:54:36
ISSN : 1364-503X
IDS : 214RZ
DOI : 10.1098/rsta.2007.2086
ABSTRACT : This paper examines future economic damages from tropical cyclones under a range of assumptions about societal change, climate change and the relationship of climate change to damage in 2050. It finds in all cases that efforts to reduce vulnerability to losses, often called climate adaptation, have far greater potential effectiveness to reduce damage related to tropical cyclones than efforts to modulate the behaviour of storms through greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies, typically called climate mitigation and achieved through energy policies. The paper urges caution in using economic losses of tropical cyclones as justification for action on energy policies when far more potentially effective options are available.
KEYWORDS : climate change; disasters; tropical cyclones
KEYWORD_PLUS : POTENTIAL LINKAGES; HURRICANES; INTENSITY
AREA : Science & Technology - Other Topics
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
PLACE : LONDON
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 14877
PAGES : 2717-2729
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,Campus Box 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, Roger A., Jr.
REFERENCES_NUM : 26
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : 6-9 CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE, LONDON SW1Y 5AG, ENGLAND
COUNT : 1
CONFERENCE_NAME : Climate Change and Urban Areas Conference
CONFERENCE_DATE : 3-Apr-06
CONFERENCE_PLACE : Univ Coll London, London, ENGLAND
PUBMED_ID : 17666386
VETTED : 1