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p. 454. Extreme climateslocked

  • Mark Maslin


Humans are able to flourish in extreme climates. We have lived in every continent except Antarctica. ‘Extreme climates’ shows that problems in extremes of climate arise when they happen beyond the boundaries of local climate and looks specifically at problems posed by storms. A number of weather conditions come under the storm umbrella: hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons. There are areas of the world that are well-equipped to cope with extreme weather conditions. For example, the Bangladeshi government has set up a communication network using cyclists, so that once a cyclone warning is given, the message is carried to all areas that are affected. They have also built cyclone shelters and encouraged floating agriculture.

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