A Change Of Climate

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007354940
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From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’, and ’Bring Up the Bodies’ this is an epic yet subtle family saga about broken trusts and buried secrets.

A Change In The Weather

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108613
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Discusses climatic change throughout history, including atmospheric changes, global warming, ice ages, and sea level variations.

Climate Process And Change

Author: Edward Bryant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484404
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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.

Knowledge Systems And Change In Climate Governance

Author: Babette Never
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317750896
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The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal new insights into managing climate change on a global scale. The book provides a unique in-depth analysis of how these two countries are dealing with climate change at both national and province levels, from India’s advances in solar and wind energy development to South Africa’s efforts to introduce a carbon tax. Using the innovative theoretical framework of climate knowledge systems, it explores how people in India and South Africa engage with one other, learn and act by forming communities of practice. The book identifies the drivers and barriers of climate governance, showing how different forms of scientific, technological, normative and pragmatic knowledge can aid climate governance and analysing how the underlying mind-set that guides climate action in these countries is changing. This book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of environmental policy, politics and governance, as well as comparative politics, climate change and sustainable development.

Issues In The Impacts Of Climate Variability And Change On Agriculture

Author: Linda O. Mearns
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401719845
Size: 33.24 MB
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This book presents a collection of articles concerning key topics which examine the impacts of climate change and variability on agriculture. The application region is the southeastern United States. The main topics include an investigation of the effect of variations in the spatial scale of climate change scenarios on an agricultural integrated assessment, methods of simulating adaptations of climate change, and the relationship between large scale climate variability and local climate and vegetation. This book will be very useful for researchers and policy makers involved in climate change impacts.

Tunisia In A Changing Climate

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082139858X
Size: 75.67 MB
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This report provides and assessment of climate risks, opportunities and actions in Tunisia. It applies climate change models and downscaling, qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze impacts on the economy and households. It concludes with a set of adaptation options that promote sustainable economic growth

The Economics Of Climate Change And The Change Of Climate In Economics

Author: Kevin Maréchal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136305076
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Climate change is without question the single most important issue the world faces over the next hundred years. The most recent scientific data have led to the conclusion that the globally averaged net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming and that continued greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would cause this process to continue to the severe detriment of our environment. This unequivocal link between climate change and human activity requires an urgent, world-wide shift towards a low carbon economy and coordinated policies and measures to manage this transition. The starting point and core idea of this book is the long-held observation that the threat of climate change calls for a change of climate in economics. Inherent characteristics of the climate problem including complexity, irreversibility and deep uncertainty challenge core economic assumptions and mainstream economic theory appears inappropriately equipped to deal with this crucial issue. Kevin Maréchal shows how themes and approaches from evolutionary and ecological economics can be united to provide a theoretical framework that is better suited to tackle the problem.

Climate Variability And Change In The Rift Valley And Blue Nile Basin Ethiopia

Author: Abate Mekuriaw Bizuneh
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832535241
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This study deals with three interrelated problems. First, it pursues the quest for local knowledge to understand climate variability and change at local levels. Due to controversies, uncertainties, skepticism and embedded economic and political interests in the climate change discourse, effective world collective action is more likely to delay for quite some time to come. Moreover, as climate change discourse remains very weak at engaging local knowledge, policies that emanate from the discourse might be less responsive to local climate problems both in terms of policy ingredients and time frame. So, having highlighting the paramount importance of local knowledge, this study documents and critically analyzes this knowledge system among subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. Secondly, it analyzes the economic impacts of climate variability and change and adaptation through quantitative methods with a special focus on crop production. Finally, it analyzes the factors that influence adaptive behavior. In so doing, it challenges the traditional approach of adaptation research and brings in a conceptual framework borrowed from psychosocial theory and empirically tests the approach in explaining adaptive behavior of farmers.