The LTMS has quietly reshaped the South African landscape. This book is the story of the people and the process by which they took up the challenge and produced these Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios.
Author: Stefan Raubenheimer
Publisher: African Books Collective
Category: Business & Economics
When it comes to Climate Change the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do is vast. Developing a plan to get us from where we are to where we need to be is now one of the most important tasks of modern society. In this, South Africa was an early leader, and it approached the question in a remarkable way. The South African Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) is an internationally celebrated example of how people can come together to work with the evidence to develop the questions of the day. What was remarkable was not only the scientific rigour adopted, but the way in which leaders worked together to reach a broad consensus. Their vision, and the response of the South African government, was groundbreaking and extraordinarily ambitious. The LTMS has quietly reshaped the South African landscape. This book is the story of the people and the process by which they took up the challenge and produced these Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios.
Facing Climate Change explains why people refuse to accept evidence of a warming planet and shows how to move past partisanship to reach a consensus for action.
Author: Jeffrey T. Kiehl
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Facing Climate Change explains why people refuse to accept evidence of a warming planet and shows how to move past partisanship to reach a consensus for action. A climate scientist and licensed Jungian analyst, Jeffrey T. Kiehl examines the psychological phenomena that twist our relationship to the natural world and their role in shaping the cultural beliefs that distance us further from nature. He also accounts for the emotions triggered by the lived experience of climate change and the feelings of fear and loss they inspire, which lead us to deny the reality of our warming planet. But it is not too late. By evaluating our way of being, Kiehl unleashes a potential human emotional understanding that can reform our behavior and help protect the Earth. Kiehl dives deep into the human brain's psychological structures and human spirituality's imaginative power, mining promising resources for creating a healthier connection to the environment—and one another. Facing Climate Change is as concerned with repairing our social and political fractures as it is with reestablishing our ties to the world, teaching us to push past partisanship and unite around the shared attributes that are key to our survival. Kiehl encourages policy makers and activists to appeal to our interdependence as a global society, extracting politics from the process and making decisions about our climate future that are substantial and sustaining.
Building Human Resilience to Climate Change at the Local Level Ella Jisun Kim
... framework has much to offer to all municipal policymakers and practitioners
aiming to reduce excess mortality and morbidity in cities facing climate change.
Author: Ella Jisun Kim
Publisher: Anthem Press
To date, climate adaptation has mostly focused on protecting physical assets from potentially catastrophic climatic changes. While the lack of human vulnerability and equity components in adaptation plans and policies has been critiqued by many, this has not yet led to climate adaptation planning and policymaking processes that situates people’s health and well-being front and center. This book examines how cities can use a public health frame of climate change to boost people’s understanding of and concern about climate change and increase policy support for climate adaptation efforts at the local level. In addition, it aims to strengthen our understanding of different tools cities can use to operationalize a focus on the health implications of climate change, enhance collective decision-making capacities, and, ultimately, build human resilience to climate change.
FACING UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA Mozaharul Alam and Laurel
A. Murray INTRODUCTION The Third Assessment Report of Working Group II of
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) predicted that climate ...
Author: Mozaharul Alam
Category: Climatic changes
This paper provides an overview of the likely impacts of climate change on three of the least developed countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. In these countries, climate change effects will include changes in temperature, distribution of rainfall, sea-level rise, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. This will have direct impacts on climate-dependent activities in these countries (such as agriculture, hydropower, forest management and nature conservation). In addition, climate change will have indirect, socio-economic consequences for health, education and security.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign RelationsPublish On: 2009
These are the realities in the world that is facing climate change . So , I ask you ,
as we proceed , we can understand this better , in terms of American agriculture ,
and therefore , transpose it , if we know really what to expect . For instance , to ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Studies of the interactions among climate , earth surface processes , and
ecosystems across space and time will contribute directly to the strategic goals of
the U.S. Climate Change Science Program . To answer questions about how the
Those in the older generations, including the author, after living most of their lives without much concern for the climate, will be less affected but will carry much of the responsibility. This book offers an historical perspective.
Author: DAVID R. JOHNSON
We are all facing the likelihood of climate change, bringing upheaval to many and disruption to all. Those in the younger generations will be most severely affected. Those in the older generations, including the author, after living most of their lives without much concern for the climate, will be less affected but will carry much of the responsibility. This book offers an historical perspective. A passenger flight from Washington-Dulles to Beijing ties together the range of human experiences shared not only by its passengers but by the rest of us on the globe. Chapter One gives an overview of the central role that science has played in making modern-day travel possible. Then Chapters Two through Six each gives an historical and present-day account of the world's numbers, measurements, calendars, clocks and temperature readings. In some cases, such as numbers, people around the globe have become more or less unified, even though differences endure in the words they utter and write. In other cases, most notably in measurements, major differences still exist in habits of thought and communication. Presumably, with increasing international travel and trade, remaining differences will fade. In Chapter Seven the much more recent but rapidly growing problem of climate change comes front and center. Earlier chapters dealt with changes not relating to climate which were mostly national in scope. As travel and trade grew those changes spread from one place to another. But climate change is a different beast. It pays zero attention to national borders. A scientist speaking at a 1979 meeting rhetorically posed the question: "Does the flap of a butterfly's wing in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?". Now, four decades later, we are increasingly convinced that the answer is "It could!". After highlighting humankind's history of attention - more aptly, its resignation - to whatever the climate might bring, Chapter Seven takes a closer look at the more scientific attention which has been given to the climate since the 1950s. Several international efforts in the final decades of the past century and the first years of this one did not capture ongoing national commitments. The Paris Agreement of 2015, accepted by essentially all nations, brought a mood of "at last" to many, but in subsequent years nations which emit the vast majority of pollutants into the Earth's atmosphere have been slow to act upon the commitments they exhibited in Paris. Indeed, the United States, a major polluter, is carrying out the announcement by President Trump in June 2017 that it will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, effective November 2020. Meanwhile, scientists are telling us that the rate of pollution worldwide is climbing and long-term consequences are unpredictable. Chapter Eight ties together the earlier chapters about other changes widely accepted around the globe and the change now confronting us - the change in our climate. We live in a world of separate nations, each claiming its sovereign right to decide what is best for its own citizens. But when we are dealing with climate change, that national perspective does not meet the challenge. A different mode of thought, focused on the globe where we all live, is required.
In Mindfully Facing Climate Change, Bhikkhu Analayo offers a response to the challenges of climate change that is grounded in the teachings of early Buddhism and mindfulness meditation.
Author: Bhikkhu Analayo
Publisher: Independently Published
In Mindfully Facing Climate Change, Bhikkhu Analayo offers a response to the challenges of climate change that is grounded in the teachings of early Buddhism and mindfulness meditation. Based on employing the teaching of the four noble truths as its main framework, it places facing climate change within the context of the eightfold path and provides detailed meditation instructions on how to build up mental resilience and balance.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and MeansPublish On: 2011
UNFCCC , in support of global agreement on climate change , would be a more
secure and equitable way to achieve ... the fundamental changes necessary to
deliver emissions reductions to keep us from facing climate catastrophe .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
Author: Stichting Lijn in Landschap Foundation (Wageningen).Publish On: 2007
This Mediterranean garden engages with the conditions of the climate. An
aesthetic move toward embracing dryness: Cranbourne Botanic Gardens in.
vation, as landscape architecture ideally would attempt to do, but through
accuracy of ...
Author: Stichting Lijn in Landschap Foundation (Wageningen).
Rural agriculal regions facing climate change , for example , subject to multiple
stresses associated with arket restructuring and marginal productivity . the case
of developing countries , rural regions particular are faced with lack of public ...
Author: Rosina M. Bierbaum
Publisher: Island Press
Coping with Climate Change: National Summit Proceedings is a remarkable book for a remarkable time. Its 256 pages capture great thinking and ideas from environmental leaders regarding national adaptation strategies to climate change. The book presents the discussions, papers and presentations from the historic 2007 National Summit on Coping with Climate Change, hosted by the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). The book contains keynote speeches, transcripts of breakout sessions and panel discussions, and the candid and valuable insights from sector syntheses and scenario summaries. The companion CD has many of the key PowerPoint presentations as well as photos from the Summit. SNRE organized the May 8-10 event as the University's commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a non-partisan effort to devise and implement solutions to world challenges. External Summit sponsorship came from Google Inc., the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Frey Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "The nation has lost a decade in thinking seriously about coping with climate change. This Summit was an effort to jump-start that conversation with science and policy leaders and put SNRE in the forefront of innovative thinking to confront climate change," said SNRE Dean Rosina M. Bierbaum.
Author: Prof. C. Michael HallPublish On: 2005-02-24
This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges ...
Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Category: Business & Economics
Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.
This book explains how our attitudes to risk and uncertainty influence our decision making and how much we stand to lose from rapid climate change.
Author: A. Barrie Pittock
Category: Political Science
Debates about the reality of climate change and what measures to take are slowing our response. This book explains how our attitudes to risk and uncertainty influence our decision making and how much we stand to lose from rapid climate change.
Impacts and vulnerabilities of climate change in Spain Spain was among the first
... administration with a scientific and technical toolbox for establishing the
relevant policies and strategies for action in coastal areas facing climate change .
Author: Antonio Marquina
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
This book looks at the principal consequences of climate change and its possible impact on conflict and security. It clarifies the impact of climate change on natural resources, on the frequency and expansion of natural disasters, and, as a consequence, the repercussions that can be foreseen on environmentally-induced migration.
Climate change coverage tended to be from international news agencies , or
linked to hurricanes . ... Other barriers included a lack of local information sources
and of funds for travelling to report from areas facing climate change . de Salema
Author: Tammy Boyce
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Climate Change and the Media brings together an international group of scholars to discuss one of the most important issues in human history: climate change. Since public understanding of the issue relies heavily on media coverage, the media plays a pivotal role in the way we address it. This edited collection - the first scholarly work to examine the relationship between climate change and the media - examines the changing nature of media coverage around the world, from the USA, the UK, and Europe, to China, Australasia, and the developing world. Chapters consider the impact of public relations and fictional programming, the relationship between public understanding and media coverage, and the impact of the media industries themselves on climate change. At a time when governments must take action to alleviate the catastrophic risk that climate change poses, this collection expertly details the pivotal role the media plays in this most fundamental of issues.