Climate Change

There's not one climate risk but many, and here's how to tackle them

Interacting climate hazards are a key force for climate risk assessment Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Christopher H Trisos

Director, Climate Risk Lab at the ACDI at the University of Cape Town

Nicholas P Simpson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Africa Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa

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Integrating response into complex climate change risk a) The conventional risk framework used in the IPCC special reports does not integrate response as a determinant of risk. b) Interactions of a single driver (small circles) for each determinant of a risk, namely hazard, vulnerability, exposure and response to climate change. Image: Simpson et al (2021)

Interactions between multiple drivers within each climate risk factor for the 2018 European heatwave. Image: Simpson et al (2021)

Interacting climate risks during the Cape Town drought. Image: Simpson et al (2021)

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