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Global Environmental Changes in South Asia

Global Environmental Changes in South Asia Book
Author : A.P. Mitra,C. Sharma
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-03-05
ISBN : 1402099134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC having clinched in 2007 the evidence of global warming on account of anthropogenic activities, backed with scientific data gathered and analyzed globally, has made it mandatory world over to focus efforts on delineation of the anticipated adverse impacts of global warming on regional temperature and moisture regimes and the linked hydrologic, climatic and biospheric processes. First and foremost is the requirement to understand vulnerability to food and livelihood security in various ecosystems—on mainland, mid-range and high mountains as well as coastal areas including CEZs. The projected global temperature rise of the order of about two degrees or more and further rise at a decadal rate of o around 0. 2 C is sufficient to make grievous changes in sea surface level and submerge many low lying coastal areas around the world thereby possibly causing unprecedented losses to human habitat and livelihood in the coming years. A rise in climate variability is also becoming increasingly evident with potential direct impact on agricultural performance, on water accessibility and on weather extremes. Developing countries due to their poor infrastructure, limited resources and large impoverished population are likely to face more intense and wi- spread adverse impact of climate change than the developed world and also have limited adaptation capacity.

Extreme Environmental Change and Evolution

Extreme Environmental Change and Evolution Book
Author : Ary A. Hoffmann,Peter A. Parsons
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1997-07-10
ISBN : 9780521446594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Broad overview of how environmental stress affects the rate of evolutionary change.

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Policy Division,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change and Committee on Global Change Research
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1999-07-29
ISBN : 9780309184441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This publication is extracted from a much larger report, Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade, which addresses the full range of the scientific issues concerning global environmental change and offers guidance to the scientific effort on these issues in the United States. This volume consists of Chapter 7 of that report, ''Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change,'' which was written for the report by the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Research Council (NRC). It provides findings and conclusions on the key scientific questions in human dimensions research, the lessons that have been learned over the past decade, and the research imperatives for global change research funded from the United States.

Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change Book
Author : R E Hester,R M Harrison
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2007-10-31
ISBN : 1847550975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Few people today are unaware of the far-reaching effects of global environmental change, and it is now generally accepted that human activities are the root cause of the changes in climate. Global Environmental Change provides a balanced overview of the problems associated with global warming. Commencing with a chapter on the evidence for global warming presented by Sir John Houghton, the book then goes on to discuss the many problems associated with air pollution. Subsequent chapters cover rising sea levels, the effect of climate change on human health and the role of environmental performance in industry. This readable and factually detailed book will have wide appeal but will be of particular interest to environmental scientists, industrial managers, policy-makers and students.

Environmental Change and the World s Futures

Environmental Change and the World s Futures Book
Author : Jonathan Paul Marshall,Linda H. Connor
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-08-27
ISBN : 1317690826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Climate change and ecological instability have the potential to disrupt human societies and their futures. Cultural, social and ethical life in all societies is directed towards a future that can never be observed, and never be directly acted upon, and yet is always interacting with us. Thinking and acting towards the future involves efforts of imagination that are linked to our sense of being in the world and the ecological pressures we experience. The three key ideas of this book – ecologies, ontologies and mythologies – help us understand the ways people in many different societies attempt to predict and shape their futures. Each chapter places a different emphasis on the linked domains of environmental change, embodied experience, myth and fantasy, politics, technology and intellectual reflection, in relation to imagined futures. The diverse geographic scope of the chapters includes rural Nepal, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Sweden, coastal Scotland, North America, and remote, rural and urban Australia. This book will appeal to researchers and students in anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, psychology and politics.

Surviving Sudden Environmental Change

Surviving Sudden Environmental Change Book
Author : David A Abbott
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2012-04-15
ISBN : 1607321688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities-ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory-faced and coped with such dangers. Many disasters originate from a force of nature, such as an earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, drought, or flood. But that is only half of the story; decisions of people and their particular cultural lifeways are the rest. Sociocultural factors are essential in understanding risk, impact, resilience, reactions, and recoveries from massive sudden environmental changes. By using deep-time perspectives provided by interdisciplinary approaches, this book provides a rich temporal background to the human experience of environmental hazards and disasters. In addition, each chapter is followed by an abstract summarizing the important implications for today's management practices and providing recommendations for policy makers. Publication supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

Security and Environmental Change

Security and Environmental Change Book
Author : Simon Dalby
Publisher : Polity
Release : 2009-07-27
ISBN : 0745642926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Simon Dalby provides an accessible and engaging account of the challenges we face in responding to security and environmental change. He traces the historical roots of current thinking about security and climate change to show the roots of the contemporary concern.

Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change

Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Sam J. Purkis,Victor V. Klemas
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-03-03
ISBN : 9781444340259
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Remote Sensing plays a key role in monitoring the various manifestations of global climate change. It is used routinely in the assessment and mapping of biodiversity over large areas, in the monitoring of changes to the physical environment, in assessing threats to various components of natural systems, and in the identification of priority areas for conservation. This book presents the fundamentals of remote sensing technology, but rather than containing lengthy explanations of sensor specifications and operation, it concentrates instead on the application of the technology to key environmental systems. Each system forms the basis of a separate chapter, and each is illustrated by real world case studies and examples. Readership The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in earth science, environmental science, or physical geography taking a course in environmental remote sensing. It will also be an invaluable reference for environmental scientists and managers who require an overview of the use of remote sensing in monitoring and mapping environmental change at regional and global scales. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/purkis/remote.

Geomorphology Human Activity and Global Environmental Change

Geomorphology  Human Activity and Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Italy) International Conference on Geomorphology 1997 (Bologna
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2000-06-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Demonstrates that the land-based geomorphological evidence of environmental change from late Pleistocene, Holocene, historical and contemporary time periods remain central to a full understanding of global environmental change both at the global and regional scale. * Includes case studies from Europe, North America and Asia

Climate Changes the Water Rules

Climate Changes the Water Rules Book
Author : Pavel Kabat,Henk van Schaik
Publisher : WaterandClimate
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9032703218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Climate Changes the Water Rules book written by Pavel Kabat,Henk van Schaik, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Long Term Perspective of Human Impact on Landscape for Environmental Change and Sustainability

The Long Term Perspective of Human Impact on Landscape for Environmental Change and Sustainability Book
Author : Anna Maria Mercuri,Assunta Florenzano
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-11-19
ISBN : 3039217968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The research studies included in this Special Issue highlight the fundamental contribution of the knowledge of environmental history to conscious and efficient environment conservation and management. The long-term perspective of the dynamics that govern the human–climate ecosystem is becoming one of the main focuses of interest in biological and earth system sciences. Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo investigations into the underlying processes of human impact on the landscape are crucial to envisage possible future scenarios of biosphere responses to global warming and biodiversity losses. This Special Issue seeks to engage an interdisciplinary dialog on the dynamic interactions between nature and society, focusing on long-term environmental data as an essential tool for better-informed landscape management decisions to achieve an equilibrium between conservation and sustainable resource exploitation.

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Richard J. T. Klein,Anthony G. Patt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-16
ISBN : 1136571485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assessing the vulnerability of human populations to global environmental change, particularly climate change, is now the main imperative of research and international action. However, much of the research into vulnerability is not designed to feed directly into decision making and policy, creating a gap between the knowledge created by researchers and what is required by decision makers. This book seeks to rectify this problem and bridge the gap. It discusses vulnerability as the central theme and brings together many different applications from disaster studies, climate change impact studies and several other fields and provides the most comprehensive synthesis of definitions, theories, formalization and applications to date, illustrated with examples from different disciplines, regions and periods, and from local through to regional, national and international levels. Case study topics cover sea level rise, vulnerability to changes in ecosystem services, assessing the vulnerability of human health and 'double exposure' to climate change and trade liberalization amongst other issues. Research outcomes stress that science-policy dialogues must be transparent to be effective and concentrate on a mutual understanding of the concepts used. A key research finding is that the most useful information for decision makers is that which shows the separate causes and drivers of vulnerability, rather than presenting vulnerability in an aggregated form. The book concludes with a unifying framework for analysing integrated methodologies of vulnerability assessment and guiding how research and policy can be linked to reduce vulnerability.

Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the South Pacific Region

Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the South Pacific Region Book
Author : John Pernetta,P. J. Hughes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the South Pacific Region book written by John Pernetta,P. J. Hughes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Climate Change and Environment

Climate Change and Environment Book
Author : J. Sundaresan,S. Sreekesh,A.L. Ramanathan,L. Sonnenschen,R. Boojh
Publisher : Scientific Publishers
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 9386237660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is a baseline reference for researchers, environmentalist, planners, policy makers as well as administrators who are concerned with the future of the planet Earth.

Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change

Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change Book
Author : Lindsey Gillson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-04-09
ISBN : 0198713045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystems today are dynamic and complex, leaving conservationists faced with the paradox of conserving moving targets. New approaches to conservation are now required that aim to conserve ecological function and process, rather than attempt to protect static snapshots of biodiversity. To do this effectively, long-term information on ecosystem variability and resilience is needed. While there is a wealth of such information in palaeoecology, archaeology, and historical ecology, it remains an underused resource by conservation ecologists. In bringing together the disciplines of neo- and palaeoecology and integrating them with conservation biology, this novel text illustrates how an understanding of long-term change in ecosystems can in turn inform and influence their conservation and management in the Anthropocene. By looking at the history of traditional management, climate change, disturbance, and land-use, the book describes how a long-term perspective on landscape change can inform current and pressing conservation questions such as whether elephants should be culled, how best to manage fire, and whether ecosystems can or should be "re-wilded" Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change is suitable for senior undergraduate and post-graduate students in conservation ecology, palaeoecology, biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, environmental change and natural resource management. It will also be of relevance and use to a global market of conservation practitioners, researchers, educators and policy-makers.

Social Dimensions of Contemporary Environmental Issues

Social Dimensions of Contemporary Environmental Issues Book
Author : P. Ester,Wolfgang Schluchter
Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides a comprehensive insight into the way social scientists contemplate environmental problems, both in terms of perceived causes and solutions

Global climate changes

Global climate changes Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Global climate changes book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Environmental and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia

Environmental and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2014-08-12
ISBN : 9004273220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Environmental and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia offers a cultural studies' perspective on how local cultures cope with climate changes and environmental crises. The focus is on Hindu India, Islamic Indonesia, Buddhist Thailand, and Himalayan glaciers.

Facing Global Environmental Change

Facing Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Hans Günter Brauch,Navnita Chadha Behera,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,John Grin,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Béchir Chourou,Czeslaw Mesjasz,Heinz Krummenacher
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-06-04
ISBN : 3540684883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The year 2007 could perhaps accurately be described as the year when climate change finally received the attention that this challenge deserves globally. Much of the information and knowledge that was created in this field during the year was the result of the findings of the Fourth - sessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which were disseminated on a large scale and reported extensively by the media. This was the result not only of a heightened interest on the part of the public on various aspects of climate change, but also because the IPCC itself proactively attempted to spread the findings of its AR4 to the public at large. The interest generated on the scientific realities of climate change was further enhanced by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and former Vice President of the US, Al Gore. By taking this decision in favour of a leader who has done a great deal to create awareness on c- mate change, and a body that assesses all scientific aspects of climate change and disseminates the result of its findings, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has clearly drawn the link between climate change and peace in the world.

Understanding Environmental Issues

Understanding Environmental Issues Book
Author : Steve Hinchliffe,Andrew Blowers,Joanna R. Freeland
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2003-03-24
ISBN : 9780470849989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding Environmental Issues asks 'What is meant by the term "environment"?', 'Why are environmental questions so pressing?' and 'How can we make sense of environmental issues?' The book begins with an investigation of an estuary and touches upon the issues of sea-level change, over-fishing, nuclear waste disposal, and management of biodiversity. Subsequent chapters take the topic of species extinction to introduce the concepts of time/space, values/power/action, and risk/uncertainty. Part of the OU-Wiley Environment Series