Effects of climate change on GEO-disasters in coastal zones

Kazuya Yasuhara, Hideo Komine, Satoshi Murakami, Guangqi Chen, Yasuhiro Mitani

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Abstract

Results of recent investigations suggest that climate change tends to exacerbate geo-disasters. Therefore, it is understood clearly that adaptation to climate change has rapidly become the most important and urgent issue for the future existence of human beings on Earth. These inferences form the background of this research. Compared with water disasters, few studies have examined climate change-induced geo-disasters. This study aims at upgrading the methodology for estimating effects on geo-disasters of combined events, e.g., global warming with increased typhoon and rainfall severity or occurrence of great earthquakes. Such a methodology is expected to contribute to progress in the fields of natural disaster mitigation and land preservation, particularly near seacoasts and rivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Global Environment Engineering
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Coastal zone
  • Compound disaster
  • Sea-level rise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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