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Environment and Energy: Catastrophic Liabilities from Nuclear Power Plants

Geoffrey Heal and Howard Kunreuther

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an overview of the economic value of environmental systems in mitigating natural disasters, and then considers the role of the federal government in managing these hazards and ... More


Proposed Innovations for Dealing with Catastrophic Risks

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Hurricanes and other natural disasters cause significant damage which, combined with the growing population and assets in high-risk areas, underscores the need for a new approach not only for ... More


Living With Risk

Terence Taylor

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter attempts to compare lessons from evolutionary experience in nature to help us understand elements essential to the survival of human societies in relation to risks that are potentially ... More


Technological Imaginaries, Feasibilities, Syndromes, and Catastrophes

Daniel Deudney

in Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Space expansionism, science fiction, and space developments are intimately linked. SF from Verne, Wells, and others inspires space expansionists, and SF is shaped by space discoveries. SF makes space ... More


Climate Change and the Financial Industry

Bradly J. Condon and Tapen Sinha

in The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654550
eISBN:
9780191747953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654550.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the role of financial markets in addressing climate change. It examines the lessons learned from the SO2 market and the EU emissions trading system to determine how CO2 ... More


Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Daniel Deudney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Dark Skies is the first work to assess the full impacts of space expansion, past, present, and future. Thinking about space, and the visions fervently promoted by the global space movement, is ... More


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