G. A. McBean

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Published date July 1, 2005

Risk Mitigation Strategies for Tornadoes in the Context of Climate Change and Development

  • States that approaches to mitigating impacts from natural hazards require consideration of uncertainty and risk
  • States that when the impacts of a natural hazard can be particularly devastating it is appropriate to undertake stronger mitigative-adaptive actions
  • Finds that climate change has added an increased uncertainty to disaster risk management
  • Argues on the basis of risk analysis that—regardless of the limited knowledge for changes in the tornado hazard in Canada—it is appropriate for Canadian disaster-management strategies to be altered to account for greater threat of tornado impacts in the future