Demonstrators at the 1989 Small States Conference on Climate Change, Male, Maldives

Climate Change

Extremes of weather brought about by climate change expose prevailing vulnerabilities and cause the incidence of disasters to increase. New and exacerbated vulnerabilities result from each disaster as cyclical consequences of domestic and community displacement. These are the disaster cycles that should be the focus of our attention. The impact of climate change is greatest upon cities, ports, harbours and other settlements on low-lying coastlines and deltas, upon poorer countries, and upon countries with weak governance and endemic corruption as prime causes of under-development.


  • Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change.

    Natural Hazards
    Chapter in: Vulnerability Assessment in Natural Disaster Risk: A Dynamic Perspective.
    Ilan Kelman, JC Gaillard, James Lewis, Jessica Mercer.
  • Preservation or Conservation ?

    Issue 121 Autumn.
    All Around Marshfield
    Marshfield Publications
  • Conserving the past at the cost of the future? Self sufficiency and sustainability in Marshfield, South Gloucestershire


  • Climate and disaster reduction

    Tiempo Climate Newswatch
    Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia

  • COMMENT: Climate Change and Human Security

    Wisner, B et al
  • PROPOSAL: Global Warming, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Economic, social and cultural implications for Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

    An Invited Programme Proposal