The Climate of Europe Past Present and Future

The Climate of Europe  Past  Present and Future

Natural and Man-Induced Climatic Changes: A European Perspective H. Flohn, R. Fantechi. though at these same times the yearly floods of the Nile were particularly high . 2.3.3.3 Storms and sea - floods , eta. Descriptions of a number of ...

Author: H. Flohn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9027717451

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Geographia Polonica

Geographia Polonica

Lamb H. H. , 1984 , Climate in the last thousand years : natural climatic fluctuations and change , [ in : ] Flohn H. and Fantechi R. , ( ed . ) , The climate of Europe : past , present and future , Dordrecht , Reidel , 25-64 .

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ISBN: NWU:35556035775006

Category: Geography

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The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape

The papers in this book describe and trace the development of cultural landscapes in different climatic and biogeographical regions in Europe.

Author: Hilary H. Birks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521344352

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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The Cultural Landscape - Past, Present and Future considers different aspects of man's intervention with natural vegetation and the landscape resulting from a long equilibrium of co-existence. These landscapes are not stable, and the recent and ever accelerating changes in technology and life-style have increasingly affected many ancient landscapes, as old land-use practices are abandoned and traditions forgotten. The papers in this book describe and trace the development of cultural landscapes in different climatic and biogeographical regions in Europe. Remnants of traditional land-use still remaining are described, particularly from Western Norway, where traditions have lingered because the rugged topography of the region is inimicable to high-technology. Each chapter is by an expert in the field. The topics cover the documentation of present cultural landscapes, their maintenance and restoration, and the history of the development of cultural landscapes from the Stone Age onwards, linking the intensity of landscape utilization with population dynamics and technological attainments. The disciplines involved include vegetation science, vegetation history, ecology, palaeoecology, archaeology, sociology, geography and history.
Categories: Nature

Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm

Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm

Clim Change 35:137-144 Flohn H, Fantechi R (eds)(1984) The Climate of Europe: Past, Present and Future, D. Reidel, Dordrecht, pp 1-356 Free M, Robock A (1999) Global warming in the context ofthe Little Ice Age.

Author: Gerold Wefer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662049655

Category: Science

Page: 486

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The global environment is changing rapidly under the impact of human activities, and an important element of this change is related to global c1imate modification. Can the study of c1imate and history help in devising strategies for coping with this change? What might be the type of information most useful in this context? What are the pitfalls awaiting the unwary? These are the kinds of questions that led us to bring together experts from the natural and social sci ences with a strong interest in history, to promote discussion between workers in different disciplines by focussing on a common topic of great interest to society. The meeting was arranged in the framework of a "Hanse Conference" within the interdisciplinary program of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, a foundation set up to promote interdisciplinary studies in collaboration between the universities ofBremen and Oldenburg. The aim ofthe Hanse Conferences in general is to provide opportunities for experts from different fields of the sciences and humanities to come together and explore the larger framework oftopics of common interest. What unites the partici pants is their desire to look over the fence to neighboring disciplines. Young colleagues who wish to build an interdisciplinary career are particularly welcome. In the Hanse Conference on Climate and History, we have endeavoured to build bridges between the c1imate sciences and the sociological sciences concemed with environmental impacts on human activities. The geological sciences, we feIt, are especially well suited to the purpose because they al ready comprise historical aspects.
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Climate Change

Climate Change

This book is designed for first- and second-year university students (and their instructors) in earth science, environmental science, and physical geography degree programmes worldwide.

Author: Marie-Antoinette Mélières

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118708514

Category: Science

Page: 418

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This book is designed for first- and second-year university students (and their instructors) in earth science, environmental science, and physical geography degree programmes worldwide. The summaries at the end of each section constitute essential reading for policy makers and planners. It provides a simple but masterly account, with a minimum of equations, of how the Earth’s climate system works, of the physical processes that have given rise to the long sequence of glacial and interglacial periods of the Quaternary, and that will continue to cause the climate to evolve. Its straightforward and elegant description, with an abundance of well chosen illustrations, focuses on different time scales, and includes the most recent research in climate science by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It shows how it is human behaviour that will determine whether or not the present century is a turning point to a new climate, unprecedented on Earth in the last several million years.
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The Physical Geography of Western Europe

The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Crowley, T. J., et al. (2000), Causes of climate change over the past 1000 years. Science 289: 270–7. European Climate Assessment (ECA) (1995), Climate of Europe: recent variations, present state and future developments. KNMI, De Bilt.

Author: Eduard A. Koster

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199277759

Category: Science

Page: 473

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A distinguished team of Western European scholars has written an advanced, full-length physical geography designed to be a state-of -the-art evaluation of the physical environment of Western Europe, being both retrospective and prospective in its perception of environmental change. The unique natural and regional environments of Western Europe are discussed, as well as the physical geographic framework of the region. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact and responses of human society on the physical environment of the region which is characterized by a very high population density. As an enhanced reference work it will be of enduring value.
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Managing European Coasts

Managing European Coasts

Past, Present and Future Jan Vermaat, Laurens Bouwer, Kerry Turner, Wim Salomons, W. Salomons. Klein RJT . Nicholls RJ ( 1999 ) Assessment of coastal vulnerability to climate change . Ambio 28 : 182-187 Klein RJT , Nicholls RJ ...

Author: Jan Vermaat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540234543

Category: Architecture

Page: 418

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This book focuses on the interchange between a selected multidisciplinary team on future coastal management in Europe. It serves as a background for the successful implementation of EC directives relevant to the coast. The study summarizes methodologies and analyses for supporting implementation of these directives and evaluates institutional and capacity requirements. It addresses issues of globalization including climate change and economic development. Integrated assessment is used and future scenarios for the coast are developed.
Categories: Architecture

An Environmental History of the Middle Ages

An Environmental History of the Middle Ages

——“Climate in the Last Thousand Years.” In The Climate of Europe: Past, Present and Future: Natural and Man-Induced Climatic Changes: A European Perspective, edited by Hermann Flohn and Roberto Fantechi, 38–53.

Author: John Aberth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415779456

Category: History

Page: 346

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The Middle Ages was a critical and formative time for Western approaches to our natural surroundings. An Environmental History of the Middle Ages is a unique and unprecedented cultural survey of attitudes towards the environment during this period. Exploring the entire medieval period from 500 to 1500, and ranging across the whole of Europe, from England and Spain to the Baltic and Eastern Europe, John Aberth focuses his study on three key areas: the natural elements of air, water, and earth; the forest; and wild and domestic animals. Through this multi-faceted lens, An Environmental History of the Middle Ages sheds fascinating new light on the medieval environmental mindset. It will be essential reading for students, scholars and all those interested in the Middle Ages
Categories: History

Climate Catastrophe and Faith

Climate  Catastrophe  and Faith

See also Robert Rotberg and Theodore Rabb, eds., Climate and History: Studies in Interdisciplinary History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981); H. Flohn and R. Fantechi, The Climate of Europe: Past, Present and Future ...

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197506370

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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One of the world's leading scholars of religious trends shows how climate change has driven dramatic religious upheavals. Long before the current era of man-made climate change, the world has suffered repeated, severe climate-driven shocks. These shocks have resulted in famine, disease, violence, social upheaval, and mass migration. But these shocks were also religious events. Dramatic shifts in climate have often been understood in religious terms by the people who experienced them. They were described in the language of apocalypse, millennium, and Judgment. Often, too, the eras in which these shocks occurred have been marked by far-reaching changes in the nature of religion and spirituality. Those changes have varied widely--from growing religious fervor and commitment; to the stirring of mystical and apocalyptic expectations; to waves of religious scapegoating and persecution; or the spawning of new religious movements and revivals. In many cases, such responses have had lasting impacts, fundamentally reshaping particular religious traditions. In Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith historian Philip Jenkins draws out the complex relationship between religion and climate change. He asserts that the religious movements and ideas that emerge from climate shocks often last for many decades, and even become a familiar part of the religious landscape, even though their origins in particular moments of crisis may be increasingly consigned to remote memory. By stirring conflicts and provoking persecutions that defined themselves in religious terms, changes in climate have redrawn the world's religious maps, and created the global concentrations of believers as we know them today. This bold new argument will change the way we think about the history of religion, regardless of tradition. And it will demonstrate how our growing climate crisis will likely have a comparable religious impact across the Global South.
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A Hertfordshire Demesne of Westminster Abbey

A Hertfordshire Demesne of Westminster Abbey

Lamb , H.H. , ' Climate in the last thousand years : natural climatic fluctuations and change ' , in H. Flohn and R. Fantechi ( eds . ) , The climate of Europe : past , present and future ( Dordrecht , 1984 ) , pp . 25-64 .

Author: Derek Vincent Stern

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 0900458925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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This pioneering contribution to the economic history of medieval England focuses on the Hertfordshire demesne farm of Kinsbourne (later Herpendenbury) and questions whether the farm's periods of economic success and failure were due to human factors or to the forces of nature. Originally written as a doctoral thesis in 1978, the history has now been edited and published as a memorial to its author who died in 1993. The detailed study is based on the meticulous analysis of numerous primary sources which, the author concludes, suggest that the weather had little impact on the efficiency, or otherwise, of the manor's management, accountancy or exploitation of the market. A lengthy introduction places the work within the context of meteorological debate and regional history.
Categories: Business & Economics