Beyond Drought by Melanie Fisher
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Beyond Drought
By Melanie Fisher

Beyond Drought

People, Policy and Perspectives

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Beyond Drought by Melanie Fisher

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The unpredictability of Australia's climate poses real challenges for practices that were developed based on the relative predictability of a European climate. More recently, policy has been moving towards accepting drought as a reality, rejecting the notion that it is a natural disaster in favour of an approach based on risk management. However, the level of public debate during a drought event suggests that this policy approach has not been widely understood or accepted. Media reporting of drought rapidly adopts disaster-related language and the organisation of relief appeals reinforces the impression that drought is an aberration rather than a normal part of Australia's climate patterns. Beyond Drought provides a multi-disciplinary discussion aimed at increasing the level of understanding of drought's many facets and its impact on the environment, communities and the economy. It introduces a range of perspectives in order to emphasise the complexity of drought policy. The book cuts through the often emotional debate that occurs during a drought event, aiming to stimulate reasoned discussion about the best way that Australian farmers and the broader community can live with the vagaries of an uncertain climate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780643069541
ISBN-10: 0643069542
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Imprint: CSIRO Publishing
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Australia

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