Climate Change and Extreme Events uses a multidisciplinary approach to discuss the relationship between climate change-related weather extremes and their impact on human lives. Topics discussed are grouped into four major sections: weather parameters, hydrological responses, mitigation and adaptation, and governance and policies, with each addressed with regard to past, present and future perspectives. Sections give an overview of weather parameters and hydrological responses, presenting current knowledge and a future outlook on air and stream temperatures, precipitation, storms and hurricanes, flooding, and ecosystem responses to these extremes. Other sections cover extreme weather events and discuss the role of the state in policymaking.
This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary resource to climate scientists and meteorologists, environmental researchers, and social scientists interested in extreme weather.
- Provides an integrated interdisciplinary approach to how climate change impacts the hydrological system
- Addresses significant knowledge gaps in our understanding of climate change and extreme events
- Discusses the societal impacts of climate change-related weather extremes, including multilevel governance and adaptation policy
1. Introduction to Climate Change and Extreme Weather 2. Temperature Extremes in a Changing Climate 3. Link between Climate Change and Duration and Frequency of Stream Extreme Temperatures 4. Severe Convective Storms in a Changing Climate (Tornadoes) 5. Precipitation Extremes in a Changing Climate 6. Ecosystem Responses to Precipitation Extremes: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Implications 7. Flood Warning for a Resilient Future under a Changing Climate. (Tentative) 8. Lifeline Infrastructures and Hydro-climate Extremes Climate: A Future Outlook 9. Form, Function and Nomenclature: Deconstructing Green Infrastructure and its Role in a Changing Climate 10. Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Sea Level Rise in Coastal Cities of Developing Countries 11. Multilevel governance of climate change adaptation: Future outlook 12. Change Governance at the Federal, State and Local Levels; Politics and Jurisdictional Capacity