Disasters and opportunities - hazards in the greenhouse era

R. Blong

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This paper examines the likely effects of natural hazards on Australia under greenhouse conditions. The first step involves deciding which hazards are the most important at the present time, how the physical characteristics of these events are likely to change in the greenhouse era, and what the effects might be. However, hazard impacts almost invariably produce benefits as well as costs, opportunities as well as hardships - these more positive aspects also receive attention. In the time available it is not possible to consider all of the significant hazards in Australia. Attention here is focused on tropical cyclones, heatwaves and soil erosion. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-38
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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