Extreme Weather, Risk and `Social Crisis': An Analysis of Un-Answerability

S. Mohammed Irshad


Extreme weather, especially cold waves kills hundreds of homeless and destitute population in India every year. There has not been any effective risk aversion mechanism available to them. Existing development and disaster management frameworks are unable to address such risks. This exposes the institutional weakness of risk assessment and mitigation models. The economic limitations of victims de-value the importance of risk assessment and theorisation


Risk, Disaster Risk Reduction, Cold Wave, Extreme weather, capability

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