Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2175–2193, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2175-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2175–2193, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2175-2020

Research article 13 Aug 2020

Research article | 13 Aug 2020

Anthropogenic climate change and glacier lake outburst flood risk: local and global drivers and responsibilities for the case of lake Palcacocha, Peru

Christian Huggel et al.

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There is increasing interest and need to analyze the contribution of anthropogenic climate change to negative impacts of climate change. We study the case of glacial lake Palcacocha in Peru, which poses a significant flood risk to the city of Huaraz. We found that greenhouse gas emissions; strong urbanization processes without appropriate land use planning; and social, cultural, political, and institutional factors all contribute to the existing flood risk.
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