Paper presented on November 6,2010, during the Philippine Network for Environmental Journalist (PNEJ) Workshop on ' Too Hot To Handle: Understanding Climate Change in Manila,Philippines
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Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture
Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete effects of climate change on agriculture and the resultant human food supplies are yet to be fully understood.2,3,4 Simulating a Changing Climate In order to understand how changes in CO2,...
Climate resilience strategies of Beijing and Copenhagen and their links to sustainability
Like numerous other cities, Beijing and Copenhagen are experiencing more frequent urban flooding due to increased impervious cover and climate change. Consequently, huge investments are foreseen to maintain resilience. Analyses of planning documents and interviews with key stakeholders reveal that in their climate resilience strategies both cities do employ alternative approaches based on on-site retention-detention of stormwater runoff. However, when there is an emergency situation with heavy downpours, both...
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Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource
Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like population growth and climate change, more and more people around the planet are realizing that water can be treated and...