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The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability
Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptation

by U. Sunday Tim,Sugam Sharma

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2021-08-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0128165243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability: Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptation explores the geographic dimensions of vulnerability of human- environmental systems to climate change. It provides information on the concepts, principles, methods and uses of GIS for climate change research and focuses on the spatial characteristics of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, which constitute the primary determinants of vulnerability. It starts with the fundamentals, reviewing the role geography plays in assessing climate change vulnerability beyond applied climatology. It then reviews the basics of GIS: what it is, what it can do and how to integrate climate science and research into existing GIS programs. Next it reviews the essentials of climate change and climate science. From there, the authors (editors) review vulnerability science and its role of in adapting to or mitigating issues stemming from climate change. The techniques of assessing climate change vulnerability are then explored, both on a theoretical and on a practical level. Finally, the applications of what the GIS data reveals are covered, including reviewing climate vulnerable human-environmental systems, scale, data sources, and more. The applications continue into specific areas of impact from water resource systems, to agricultural and ecological systems, human-land interactions and tying it in to the IPCC WGII assessment report of vulnerability. Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability will help readers learn a hands-on, problem-based approaches to providing real-world research across the different roles and modes of GIS applications in climate research. This is an essential resource for researchers across disciplines looking into issues and solutions stemming from climate variability, and for new ways to assess complex and diverse data while doing so. Reviews how to integrate current climate science with diverse environmental data to better model, analyze and predict climate impacts and vulnerabilities Emphasizes the implementation of a wide array of GIS concepts and techniques (e.g., geodatabases, geoprocessing, spatial modeling, mapping, etc.) All tasks of geospatial analytics, modeling and visualization are illustrated in the ArcGIS platform

People and Climate Change

People and Climate Change
Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

by Lisa Reyes Mason,Jonathan Rigg

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0190886471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate change is a profoundly social and political challenge that threatens the well-being, livelihood, and survival of people in communities worldwide. Too often, those who have contributed least to climate change are the most likely to suffer from its negative consequences and are often excluded from the policy discussions and decisions that affect their lives. People and Climate Change pays particular attention to the social dimensions of climate change. It closely examines people's lived experience, climate-related injustice and inequity, why some groups are more vulnerable than others, and what can be done about it--especially through greater community inclusion in policy change. The book offers a diverse range of rich, community-based examples from across the "Global North" and "Global South" (e.g., sacrificial flood zones in urban Argentina, forced relocation of United Houma tribal members in the United States, gendered water insecurities in Bangladesh and Australia) while posing social and political questions about climate change (e.g., what can be done about the unequal consequences of climate change by questioning and transforming social institutions and arrangements?). It serves as an essential resource for practitioners, policymakers, and undergraduate-/graduate-level educators of courses in environmental studies, social work, urban studies, planning, geography, sociology, and other disciplines that address matters of climate and environmental change.

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Model Years 2012-2016

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Model Years 2012-2016
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Effects of Climate Change on Birds
A Book

by Peter O. Dunn,Anders Pape Møller

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019-07-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0198824262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate change issues are attracting rapidly increasing interest from a wide range of biologists due to their unprecedented effects on global biodiversity, although there remains a lack of general knowledge as to the environmental consequences of such rapid change. Compared with any other class of animals, birds provide more long-term data and extensive time series, a more geographically and taxonomically diverse source of information, a richer source of data on a greater range of topics dealing with the effects of climate change, and a longer tradition of extensive research. The first edition of the book was widely cited and this new edition continues to provide an exhaustive and up-to-date synthesis of our rapidly expanding level of knowledge as it relates to birds, highlighting new methods and areas for future research.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science
A Book

by Jorge Rocha,Patricia Abrantes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-13
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1839622334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vulnerability and Adaptation of African Ecosystems to Global Climate Change

Vulnerability and Adaptation of African Ecosystems to Global Climate Change
A Book

by Robert K. Dixon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Action Report

Climate Action Report
1997 Submission of the United States of America Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

by Government Printing Office Staff

  • Publisher : Department of State
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
From Resilience to Transformation

by Mark Pelling

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-10-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1134022026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

Mapping Climate Change Exposures, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation to Public Health Risks in the San Francisco Bay and Fresno Regions

Mapping Climate Change Exposures, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation to Public Health Risks in the San Francisco Bay and Fresno Regions
A Book

by Michael Jerrett,University of California, Berkeley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop

Proceedings of the Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area

Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area
A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geography of Climate Change

Geography of Climate Change
A Book

by Richard John Aspinall

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 1135756686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate change is one of the inescapable themes of current times. Climate change confronts society in issues as diverse as domestic and international political debate and negotiation, discussion in the media and public opinion, land management choices and decisions, and concerns about environmental, social and economic priorities now and for the future. Climate change also spans spatial, temporal and organisational scales, and has strong links with nature-society relationships, environmental dynamics, and vulnerability. Understanding the full range of possible consequences of climate change is essential for informed decision making and debate. This book provides a collection of chapters that span environmental, social and economic aspects of climate change. Together the chapters provide a diverse and contrasting series that highlights the need to analyze, review and debate climate change and its possible impacts and consequences from multiple perspectives. The book also is intended to promote discussion and debate of a more integrated, inclusive and open approach to climate change and demonstrates the value of geography in addressing climate change issues. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability
A Synthesis

by Ahsan Uddin Ahmed

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture, Space and Climate Change

Culture, Space and Climate Change
Vulnerability and Resilience in European Coastal Areas

by Thorsten Heimann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-11-19
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0429791607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ways of handling climate change vary worldwide. Differences can be observed in the perception of potential threats and opportunities as well as in the appraisal of adequate coping strategies. Collective efforts often fail not because of technical restrictions, but as a result of social and cultural differences between the actors involved. Consequently, there is a need to explore in greater depth those zones of cultural friction which emerge when actors deal with climate change. This book examines how cultural differences in the handling of climate change can be described and explained. The work develops the concept of culture as relational space, elaborates explanatory approaches, and investigates them by surveying more than 800 actors responsible for spatial development of the European coastal regions in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Poland. In doing so, this book engages with debates on cultural globalisation, in which the attachment of culture to place is increasingly being questioned. Adopting the approach of culture as relational space allows possible cultural formations to be examined across diverse fields of application from the local to the global scale. In addition, the book investigates how far different value orientations, beliefs, and identities can explain diverse perceptions of problems and opportunities right up to preferences for climate-mitigation and adaptation measures. Providing comprehensive insights into the diverse zones of cultural friction which scholars and practitioners face when handling climate change locally and globally, this book will be of great interest to those studying climate change, environmental sociology, and sustainable planning.

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change
Making Research Useful for Adaptation, Decision Making and Policy

by Anthony G. Patt,Richard J. T. Klein

  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1849770514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Vulnerability Studies in the Americas

Vulnerability Studies in the Americas
Extreme Weather and Climate Change

by Paula Mussetta,Margot Hurlbert

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-01-06
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1527544915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the result of a seven-year project that involved the countries of Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Canada in assessing climate change, climate change vulnerability, and adaptive capacity. It employs a unique methodology for integrating the findings brought together here, and fills a gap in academic literature in relation to case studies on South America in English, comparative case studies of the global North and South and vulnerability assessment.

Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change

Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change
A Book

by W. Neil Adger

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 0262012278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a global society, we need to take action not only to prevent the potentiallycatastrophic effects of climate change but also to adapt to the unavoidable effects of climatechange already imposed on the world. Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change looks at thechallenges of ensuring that policy responses to climate change do not place undue and unfair burdenson already vulnerable populations. All countries will be endangered by climate change risks fromflood, drought, and other extreme weather events, but developing countries are more dependent onclimate-sensitive livelihoods such as farming and fishing and hence are more vulnerable. Despitethis, the concerns of developing countries are marginalized in climate policy decisions thatexacerbate current vulnerabilities.Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change brings together scholarsfrom political science, economics, law, human geography, and climate science to offer the firstassessment of the social justice issues in adaptation to climate change. The book outlines thephilosophical underpinnings of different types of justice in relation to climate change, presentinequities, and future burdens, and it applies these to real world examples of climate changeadaptation in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and Hungary. It argues that the key toadapting to climate change lies in recognizing the equity and justice issues inherent in its causesand in human responses to it.Contributors:W. Neil Adger, Paul Baer, Jon Barnett, Maria Bohn, KirstinDow, Saleemul Huq, Roger E. Kasperson, Mizan R. Khan, Janica Lane, Neil A. Leary, Robin Leichenko,Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, M. J. Mace, Karen O'Brien, Jouni Paavola, Stephen H. Schneider, David S. G.Thomas, Chasca Twyman, Anna Vári

Guide to Programs of Geography in the United States and Canada

Guide to Programs of Geography in the United States and Canada
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Johns Hopkins University and the Program of the Health Effects of the Global Environmental Change presents information about the potential impacts of climate change. The resource discusses climate analysis, remote sensing, spatial analysis, public health effects, risk communication and characterization, and other topics. Publications from the project are available.

Ife Research Publications in Geography

Ife Research Publications in Geography
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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