Environmental Risks and Human Security in the Context of Global Change

Rhyner, Jakob, "Environmental Risks and Human Security in the Context of Global Change" in International Security in the 21st Century: Germany's International Responsibility ed. Bindenagel, James, Herdegen, Matthias and Kaiser, Karl (Göttingen: V&R nipress/Bonn University Press, 2017), 143-148.

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  • Author Rhyner, Jakob
    Book Editor Bindenagel, James
    Herdegen, Matthias
    Kaiser, Karl
    Chapter Title Environmental Risks and Human Security in the Context of Global Change
    Book Title International Security in the 21st Century: Germany's International Responsibility
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Göttingen
    Publisher V&R nipress/Bonn University Press
    Start page 143
    End page 148
    Language eng
    Abstract We encounter environmental risks in two fundamentally different forms, namely in what are known as abrupt and in “creeping” processes. The abrupt processes include well-known natural hazards, such as earthquakes, falling and sliding processes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, storms, etc. The creeping processes include, for instance, droughts and erosion processes. According to the UN Secretariat for Disaster Risk Reduction, major natural events in the period from 2000 to 2012 were responsible for damage totaling 1700 billion dollars, affected 2.9 billion people and caused 1.2 million deaths , . It must, however, be said that the mechanisms for recording damage worldwide vary significantly and that reliable figures are lacking in many countries, above all relating to smaller events.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CLIMATE CHANGE
    Keyword Environmental risks
    Natural hazards
    Copyright Holder Bonn University Press
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9783847107620
    9783737007627
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