Climate Change

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567718

Category: Nature

Page: 298

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Climate Change: a Multidisciplinary Approach provides an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive presentation of our current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society. The book begins by giving a balanced coverage of the physical principles of the global climate, its behaviour on all timescales, and the evidence for and consequences of past change. It then reviews how we measure climate change and the statistical methods for analysing data, before exploring its causes and how we can model this behaviour. The final sections discuss predictions of future climate change and the economic and political debate surrounding its prevention and mitigation. This is a valuable undergraduate textbook for a wide range of courses, including meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, history, agriculture and social science. It will also appeal to a wider general audience of readers in search of a better understanding of climate change.
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Climate Change

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107049253

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The text describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its behaviour, and reviews how climate change is measured. The author discusses how the causes of climate change can be related to the evidence of change, and modelled to predict future changes. This book is ideally suited for introductory courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, agriculture and social science. It contains review questions at the end of each chapter to enable readers to monitor their understanding of the materials covered. This book should appeal to an audience with a keen interest in all aspects of the climate change debate.
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Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Stephan Pauleit,Adrien Coly,Sandra Fohlmeister,Paolo Gasparini,Gertrud Jørgensen,Sigrun Kabisch,Wilbard J. Kombe,Sarah Lindley,Ingo Simonis,Kumelachew Yeshitela

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319039822

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 738

Urbanisation and climate change are among the major challenges for sustainable development in Africa. The overall aim of this book is to present innovative approaches to vulnerability analysis and for enhancing the resilience of African cities against climate change-induced risks. Locally adapted IPCC climate change scenarios, which also consider possible changes in urban population, have been developed. Innovative strategies to land use and spatial planning are proposed that seek synergies between the adaptation to climate change and the need to solve social problems. Furthermore, the book explores the role of governance in successfully coping with climate-induced risks in urban areas. The book is unique in that it combines: a top-down perspective of climate change modeling with a bottom-up perspective of vulnerability assessment; quantitative approaches from engineering sciences and qualitative approaches of the social sciences; a novel multi-risk modeling methodology; and strategic approaches to urban and green infrastructure planning with neighborhood perspectives of adaptation.
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Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Agriculture

Author: Cornelio Alberto Zolin,Renato de A. R. Rodrigues

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706177

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 1175

Climate change and its impact on water resources in agriculture pose one of the biggest challenges for food, energy, fiber, and water security worldwide and, as a consequence, for society. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach towards climate change and water resources in agriculture and provides a comprehensive perspective about the core points central to this subject. Beside other fundamental topics that are covered in this book, important insights concerning hydrological cycle, forests, land use change and water, low carbon agriculture, green economy concepts, as well as the state of the art on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Global Research Alliance are also provided.
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Cases in Corporate Sustainability and Change

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Suzanne Benn,Dexter Dunphy,Bruce Perrott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780734611284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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Includes Australian, New Zealand and international cases. Emphasises corporate sustainability as well as corporate change -- Back cover.
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Climate Process and Change

Author: Edward Bryant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484404

Category: Science

Page: 209

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Encompasses the true complexity of climate change, presenting in simple terms, the processs that drive the Earth's present climate system. The author outlines the nature and reasons for temperature fluctuations over millennia, including recent human-induced climate change.
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Global Climate Change

Author: Sharon L. Spray,Karen Leah McGlothlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742522213

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 6445

This collection of essays is designed to introduce students to the topic of global climate change from multidisciplinary perspectives. It begins with the premise that global warming is occurring and climate change poses a threat to our natural environment and the health of future generations. The contributors approach the topic with the belief that the more knowledgeable students are about the topic, the better equipped they will be for meeting the challenge of changing global climate.
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Climate Change in Prehistory

The End of the Reign of Chaos

Author: William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443685

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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How did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book. It reviews the aspects of our physiology and intellectual development that have been influenced by climatic factors, and how features of our lives - diet, language and the domestication of animals - are also the product of the climate in which we evolved. In short: climate change in prehistory has in many ways made us what we are today. Climate Change in Prehistory weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in the effects of climate on human development and history.
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Climate Change and Human Mobility

Challenges to the Social Sciences

Author: Kirsten Hastrup,Karen Fog Olwig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139561243

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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'The greatest single impact of climate change could be on human migration', stated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1990. Since then there has been considerable concern about the large-scale population movements that might take place because of climate change. This book examines emerging patterns of human mobility in relation to climate change, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach, including anthropology and geography. It addresses both larger, general questions and concrete local cases, where the link between climate change and human mobility is manifest and demands attention - empirically, analytically and conceptually. Among the cases explored are both historical and contemporary instances of migration in response to climate change, and together they illustrate the necessity of analyzing new patterns of movement, historic cultural images and regulation practices in the wake of new global processes.
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Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646

Category:

Page: 112

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Sustainability in Tourism

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Ian Jenkins,Roland Schröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834970433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 7711

Sustainability and green topics have become a crucial element in modern economy. All sectors of the economy are concerned, also the tourism industry. This book takes an overview on developments of sustainability in tourism from a multidisciplinary view point: economy, marketing, social science, media studies, political studies. In order to under-stand the long term changes in the field it is important to include different scientific approaches.
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Climate: Into the 21st Century

Author: William Burroughs,World Meteorological Organization

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521792028

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 3834

Notes changes within the meteorological arena observed at the end of the twentieth century, citing its causes as a result of human industry and lifestyle and providing essays by leading experts on current study methods and how they can be applied beneficially. (Science & Mathematics)
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Environmental Science and Technology

A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology, Second Edition

Author: Stanley E. Manahan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849395123

Category: Science

Page: 647

View: 9457

Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.
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Sustainability Science

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Hiroshi Komiyama

Publisher: United Nations University Press

ISBN: 9789280811803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

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Hideaki Shiroyama is Professor at the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo, Japan. --
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Weather Cycles

Real Or Imaginary?

Author: William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528221

Category: Nature

Page: 317

View: 7088

Completely updated new edition exploring weather cycles for student and expert alike.
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Management Of Transboundary Water Resources Under Scarcity: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Dinar Ariel,Tsur Yacov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814740063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 2341

Water scarcity due to climate change, population growth, and economic development is a critical issue in many semi-arid and arid regions around the world. Water scarcity is especially critical in regions where water is shared by several riparian states and used for competing purposes (irrigation, domestic, industry, environment, and hydropower). There is evidence that water scarcity may give rise to conflicts among the riparian states that share water basins. At the same time, there is evidence that proper arrangements among riparian states create a basis for cooperation, which is a necessary condition for economic development, food production, environmental sustainability, and poverty reduction. This book presents a collection of work presented by a group of academics and policy experts dealing with the impact of water scarcity and variability on the ability to jointly manage shared water and the derived welfare of international states and nations sharing international river basins, consisting of economics, technology, law and institutions, geography, and international relations. The book covers theoretical aspects of management of transboundary water as well as case studies from hotspots around the world. The unique aspect of this book is the multidisciplinary nature of the chapters, reflecting a new field of research that will gain popularity as water scarcity will increase over time and across regions. The chapters from the book were presented at the "Management of Transboundary Water Resources under Scarcity: Perspectives on Agriculture and Food Security" workshop held at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, from June 22 to 23, 2015.
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Hard Choices

Climate Change in Canada

Author: Harold Coward,Andrew J. Weaver

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580811

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable scientific information. Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada delivers some hard facts to help us make some of those hard choices. This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical / religious perspectives. Interpreting and summarizing the large and complex literatures from each of these disciplines, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada. Special attention is given to Canada’s response to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as an assessment of the overall adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change. Hard Choices fills a gap in available books which provide readers with reliable information on climate change and its impacts that are specific to Canada. While written for the general reader, it is also well suited for use as an undergraduate text in environmental studies courses.
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Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.
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Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate

Author: Barbara Zanuttigh,Robert J. Nicholls,Jean-Paul Vanderlinden,Richard C. Thompson,Hans Falk Burcharth

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0123973317

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 670

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Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innovative, multidisciplinary best practices for mitigating the effects of climate change on coastal structures. Based on the Theseus program, the book includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located. Integrated risk assessment tools for considering the effects of climate change and related uncertainties Presents latest insights on coastal engineering defenses Provides integrated guidelines for setting up optimal mitigation measures Provides directly applicable tools for the design of mitigation measures Highlights socio-economic perspectives in coastal mitigation
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