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Extreme Events

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

Among the possible consequences of global climate change are changes in the severity and frequency of extreme events such as

Extreme Events

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009

Among the possible consequences of global climate change are changes in the severity and frequency of extreme events such as

Impacts By Extraterrestrial Bodies

Impacts By Extraterrestrial Bodies  

Our solar system is a dynamic environment that has undergone change throughout geologic time. [See Earth History.] One of the agents for rapid changes is the impact of interplanetary bodies ...
insurance

insurance  

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The use of contracts to reduce and redistribute risk. In an insurance contract, the insurer accepts a fixed payment, or premium, from the insured, and in return undertakes to make payments if certain ...
natural Hazards

natural Hazards  

A process or event in the physical environment that is not caused by humans, is usually not entirely predictable, but can injure or kill people and damage property. Examples include natural processes ...
nuclear Winter

nuclear Winter  

The term used for possible climatic change following a nuclear war. It is suggested that the smoke caused by extensive wildfires and dust would blanket most of the Earth and prevent solar radiation ...
sea level

sea level  

The level of the surface of the ocean, based on the average level between high and low tides, which is used as a datum when calculating the height of features on land or depth in the ocean. It is ...
stability

stability  

The nature of the equilibrium of a particle or rigid body in an equilibrium position, whether stable, unstable or neutral.

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