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Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies

by Springer

Greenhouse-induced climate warming increasingly appears to be a reality, and the warming climate will be accompanied by an accelerated sea level rise - as much as 60-100 cm over the next century. What is commonly absent in the discussion of rising sea level, however, is the role played by the subsidence of low-lying coastal areas, which can ...;

Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

by Worldwatch Institute

SummaryOver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are ...;

Evaluating Climate Change and Development

by Eurospan Ltd

Climate change has become one of the most important global issues of our time, with far-reaching natural, socio- economic, and political effects. To address climate change and development issues from the perspective of evaluation, an international conference was held in Alexandria, Egypt. This book distills the essence of that timely conference, ...;

Environmental History of the Rhine-Meuse Delta

by Springer

This book presents the environmental history of the Delta of the lowland rivers Rhine and Meuse, an ecological story on evolving human-environmental relations coping with climate change and sea-level rise. It offers a combination of in depth ecology and environmental history, dealing with exploitation of land and water, the use of everything ...;

Mangrove forests, climate change and sea level rise : hydrological influences on community structure and survival, with examples from the Indo-West Pa

by Earthprint Ltd

An evaluation of the potential response of mangrove communities to changes in key environmental variables associated with a warmer world. Past and present distribution patterns and ecological data on community structure and species diversity provide insights to possible responses to sea level rise.;

Climate in Peril : a popular guide to the latest IPCC reports

by Earthprint Ltd

Warming of the climate system is beyond argument, as shown by observations of increases in average air and ocean temperatures, the widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea levels. But as the messages from scientists become increasingly explicit, the gap between the need for action they project and the climate policy the world ...;

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

by Earth Policy Institute

Food, the weak link that brought down earlier civilizations, is the sector most affected by climate change. And it could bring our own civilization down if we stay with business as usual.We are entering a new food era, one marked by higher food prices, growing numbers of hungry people, and an intensifying competition for land and water that has ...;

Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

by Earth Policy Institute

We are creating a bubble economy an economy whose output is artificially inflated by drawing down the earth's natural capital.Each year the bubble grows larger as our demands on the earth expand. The challenge for our generation is to deflate the global economic bubble before it bursts.Throughout most of human history, we lived on the earth's ...;

Glaciers and Climate Change

by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

In this text meteorology and the theory of glacier flow are brought together, providing a basic understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change. Attention is given to the microclimate of glaciers and the physical processes that regulate the exchange of energy and mass between glacier surface and atmosphere. Simple analytical and numerical ...;

Influence of Climate Change on the Changing Arctic and Sub-Arctic Conditions

by Springer

The current warming trends in the Arctic may shove the Arctic system into a seasonally ice-free state not seen for more than one million years. The melting is accelerating, and researchers were unable to identify natural processes that might slow the deicing of the Arctic. Such substantial additional melting of Arctic and Antarctic glaciers and ...;

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