All pages with keywords: extreme weather

National-to-local aid and recovery from extreme weather events: evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Michael Abrigo, Arlan Brucal 12 December, 2019

This paper examines the link between extreme weather events and national aid and transfers in the Philippines between 1992 and 2015. Findings show that the national government allocates more national … read more »

More than 170 countries have national policies on adaptation to manage the risks of climate change impacts

Press release 9 December, 2019

More than 170 countries have now introduced national policies and laws on climate change adaptation to address impacts including the rising risks of extreme events such as floods and droughts, … read more »

The missing economic risks in assessments of climate change impacts

a policy publication by Ruth DeFries, Ottmar Edenhofer, Alex Halliday, Geoffrey Heal, Timothy Lenton, Michael Puma, James Rising, Johan Rockström, Alex C. Ruane, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, David Stainforth, Nicholas Stern, Marco Tedesco, Bob Ward 20 September, 2019

Economic assessments of the potential future risks of climate change have been omitting or grossly underestimating many of the most serious consequences for lives and livelihoods because these risks are difficult to quantify precisely and lie outside of human experience. This policy insight identifies and draws attention to these ‘missing risks’ and discusses how populations might fare in light of their potential to adapt in the face of these risks. read more »

Climate change deniers trying to fool the public again about extreme weather

a commentary by Bob Ward 15 February, 2019

Climate change deniers in Britain are continuing to mislead the public and policy-makers by wrongly claiming that there has been no change in extreme weather over the past few decades … read more »

Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates | Viktor Roezer

Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates | Viktor Roezer

Grantham Workshop Viktor Roezer 13 Feb 2019

Viktor will be discussing his paper: Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates Abstract Pluvial flood risk is mostly excluded in urban flood risk assessment. However, … read more »

Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Book Launch Swenja Surminski 28 Sep 2018

Book launch: “Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options” The LSE Grantham Research Institute and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with … read more »

Estimating deaths from heatwaves

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 August, 2018

On 26 July, ‘The Guardian’ published an article by its excellent environment editor, Damian Carrington, on a newly published report on heatwaves by the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee. … read more »

Heat waves, productivity, and the urban economy: What are the costs?

a commentary by Hélia Costa 29 July, 2016

Increasingly hot summers can have devastating effects on worker productivity. As temperatures increase, workers feel decreased energy, loss of concentration, muscle cramps, heat rash, and in extreme cases heat exhaustion … read more »

RSS | Sonia Seneviratne “Drivers and feedbacks leading to regional climate extremes”

Research Seminar Serie 13 Jan 2016

Prof. Sonia Seneviratne, Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, will be the speaker at this event. This talk will be based on Sonia’s paper entitled “Drivers and feedbacks leading to regional … read more »