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Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management Paperback – October 20, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1420081824 ISBN-10: 1420081829 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (October 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420081829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420081824
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book’s case study of flooding in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is particularly instructive of the tenacity and long-term political involvement needed to deal thoroughly with even the most obvious and universally acknowledged hazard . . . offers a wide variety of additional resources on climate change and hazards . . .
– In Natural Hazards Observer, March 2009

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Inst. of Crisis, Disaster & Risk Mgmt., Washington, D.C., USA Sierra Club, Washington, D.C., USA

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George Haddow is a Principal in the Washington, DC-based disaster management consulting firm of Bullock & Haddow LLC. He has worked on disaster management projects with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Good Harbor Consulting, Save the Children, The World Bank, the Global Partnership for Preparedness, FEMA, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Humane Society of the Untied States. Mr. Haddow serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the co-author of three university level textbooks including, "Introduction to Emergency Management: Fourth Edition." Mr. Haddow is the former Deputy Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt during his tenure as FEMA Director responsible for policy formulation in the areas of disaster response and recovery, public/private partnerships, public information, environmental protection and disaster mitigation. Mr. Haddow holds a BA from Washington College and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from the University of New Orleans.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dadisrad on October 17, 2013
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Um...it's a textbook. As easy to read as it is, there isn't a great deal of variety or cohesion in the author's selections. There are many repeated points and topics that make it feel like the rational skeptic is getting brow-beaten about global warming. If global warming was so rampant, wouldn't there be more clear and definite examples they could use, other than the same half a dozen over and over again? That's all I'm saying. If it IS really what they say, they should be able to say definitively these are the hundreds of examples. Instead, all I see are examples of people living, building, and developing where they knew they shouldn't in the first place. The claim that global warming is a definite fact, is undermined by the historical evidence they mention that weather patterns are cyclical, and that people have been getting impacted for decades and even hundreds of years in the same places, but they keep building more house, and encouraging more people to move there. Maybe that's why floods, hurricanes, and various disasters are getting so much more expensive: Cuz more stuff is getting knocked down. Add inflation, more demand for building materials, and a stagnant economy and suddenly what cost $100,000 to build 30 years ago costs over a million today. Seems obvious to me, but then again, what do I know?
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By Jeff P. on January 1, 2015
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Needed it for class. Nothing earth shattering here.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bythebay on March 13, 2014
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Maybe because is a more a historical account of what has been done locally, regional and nationwide to adapt to climate change. I don't think the authors wanted to compile scientific evidence, just what has been done recently to mitigate the immediate effects. After this winter's vortex, there is no doubt weather is cyclical.

Personally I rather find a balance. Let's no go back to pollution practices, but let's be reasonable when it comes to allowing the economy to grow. The Keystone Pipe should be in place now or we are going to see more and more tragic train accidents transporting oil.

Also, there is a typo on page 121. The Northridge Earthquake was in 1994, not 1995. I was there!
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