Climate Change

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: William Burroughs,Burroughs $h William James,William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567718

Category: Nature

Page: 298

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Provides an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of climate change for undergraduate courses.
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Climate Change

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: William James Burroughs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107049253

Category: Science

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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

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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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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

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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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Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach

Author: Cecilia M. Bailliet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047426436

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Drawing on scholars and practitioners from law and philosophy, this book offers new insights on Security as a term of art subject to normative evolution and gaps. Review of the role of international organisations, the changing face of armed conflict, human rights and democratic guarantees as measures of security, and the challenge of climate change provides rich topics for consideration.
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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

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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 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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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

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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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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

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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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