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Out with climate change, in with climate risk

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 24, 2012)

The impacts of the negative externalities caused by human actions and inactions towards the environment are often shrouded by the bickering debates of scientists, environmentalists, politicians and other stakeholders regarding the science of climate change. While the 'controversy' surrounding climate change continues, the realities of ...

Climatic identity assessment of the climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 22, 2013)

In the last few decades, due to the potentially serious impacts upon the atmosphere, earth, and ocean the climate change issue become internationally disputable subject among many scientists including various specialists such as climatologists, atmospheric researchers, oceanographers, hydro–meteorologists, agriculturalists, in particular, ...

Meeting the climate change challenge

by CSA Standards  (Feb. 20, 2010)

I thank you for this kind introduction and for inviting me today. The Engineering Institute of Canada should be commended for hosting this event. I am here to outline some of the things that CSA is doing in the area of climate change. There is understandable uncertainty at the moment on the road Canada will choose to address this issue. However, ...

Driving climate change

by Greenpeace International  (May 27, 2008)

This autumn the European Parliament and Council of Ministers are expected to cast their final votes on fuel efficiency standards for cars. The EU positions itself as a world leader on climate change, yet it has steadfastly failed to stand up to he car lobby. If the EU does not effectively legislate for greater fuel efficiency, it is in danger of ...

Adapting to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 28, 2010)

This assessment addresses climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation (1). Global climate observations, science and physical impacts as well as mitigation — the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — are covered in separate analyses (2). To achieve the EU's objective of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 °C ...

Climate Change and Biodiversity

by Springer  (Jan. 1, 2006)

On two counts this is a book which I would not normally have rushed out to buy. I generally dislike books that are compilations of a range of short specialist articles. Few editors are capable of co-ordinating the disparate pieces into one readable and comprehensive whole. My second negative criticism is, ‘not yet another book on global warming’- ...

Global climate change

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Feb. 1, 2008)

Qn October 12, 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for their efforts to develop and disseminate greater knowledge about climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract climate change. In bestowirig the award, the Norwegian Nobel ...

Book Review: Climate Change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 13, 2007)

Climate Change, by Michael A. Toman and Brent Sohngen. Ashgate, 2004, 550pp. ISBN 0-7546-2372-6Keywords: book ...

Answering climate change skeptics

Occasionally, when I tell people at a professional or social event that I am a climate change engineer, I get scorn – from climate change skeptics. Perhaps you’ve met such people, too, when you identify yourself as working in the environmental or sustainability area. I divide such people into 2 groups: those idealistically anti-climate ...

The domino effect in climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

This paper provides a concise summary of the natural and the anthropogenic greenhouse effect and the major causes for climate change. This summary may be particularly accessible for readers who are not familiar with natural sciences. Building on these explanations, we develop a simplifying atmospheric model that demonstrates a widely unknown ...

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