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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, ...

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 ...

Circular Economy: A key lever in bridging the emissions gap to a 1.5 °C pathway

by Ecofys  (Jun. 28, 2016)

Today at the London Business & Climate Summit, Circle Economy and international consultancy Ecofys have called for a rapid transition to a global circular economy to meet the ambitious Paris climate agreement. According to an estimate by the two organisations, circular economy strategies may deliver emissions reductions that could cut the 1.5 ...

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, ...

Thermodynamics of climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 22, 2013)

Climate modelling is discussed from a thermodynamic point of view, using a control volume approach in which the environment and a superficial layer of the earth form the volume, concentric spherical shell of predominantly gaseous content with a thin layer of the earth. An energy equation that includes anthropogenic heat is suggested based on the ...

Resourcing for climate change

by Allen & York Ltd  (Oct. 24, 2008)

Climate change is scientifically, widely recognised to be happening as a result of the anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Consequently we need to look at adaptation and mitigation to limit the social, environmental and economic impacts. Allen & York are market leading environmental recruitment specialists with ...

Climate Change and Desertification-A Highlights

by Bringing Together for Knowledge Development (BTKD)  (Jul. 12, 2011)

A concept paper designed to work further on analyzing aspects of climate change towards desertification in Nepal. Interested to move ahead for analysing key issues. The highlights tried to show the summary of some avaiable informaiton in relation to climate change and desertification. Land degradation is described as: ‘...reduction or loss ...

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often have the makings ...

The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

by Triplepundit  (May 15, 2015)

We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this ...

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 ...

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’- ...

Developing countries and climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

This paper is a discussion of the policies of developing countries in the negotiations on climate change. To most developing countries, this is not considered a major issue (except for OASIS countries) but it was used as an instrument for leveraging their claims for a better distribution of wealth among nations and an increase in Official ...

Understanding Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 4, 2013)

Understanding the intricate dynamics of climate change is not easy. Even reducing climate change to one simple metric such as average mean temperature, or number of extreme weather occurrences, leaves unanswered a host of nagging questions and a complex of array of real world facts inconsistent with whatever yardstick one choses. One example ...

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 ...

Regional climate change and adaptation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 1, 2009)

Spanning the centre of continental Europe, the Alps play a crucial role in accumulating and supplying water to the continent. Recognised as the 'water towers of Europe', the mountains host most of the headwaters of the rivers Danube, Rhine, Po and Rhone; as such, they deliver vital ecosystem services both within and beyond the region, underpinning ...

Climate change connections

by BioCycle Magazine  (Nov. 1, 2009)

MY son has a friend whose mother loves him very much. She loves him so much that she is terrified, absolutely terrified, that something might hurt him. Because she loves him so much and is so afraid that something bad might happen to him, she seems determined not to let anything happen to him. He is not allowed to take city buses, go to his high ...

A Climate Change Reality Check

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Feb. 6, 2014)

The world spent $50 billion dollars per year on weather-related disasters in the 1980s, according to the World Bank. Today, we spend roughly ...

Gender, water and climate change

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 21, 2011)

Climate change is a reality, and poses a serious long term threat to society and to the environment. Scientists have generated significant evidence that the use of fossil fuels, deforestation, and changes in land use have led to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, causing the Earth’s surface temperature to rise. This ...

Changing the Business Climate in 2015

by Ceres  (Apr. 14, 2015)

The business of climate change has changed. Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it. Nascent and costly clean energy technologies, skepticism of climate ...

Climate change and human insecurity

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 19, 2008)

Recently, the question of link or the relationship between the global climate change and the level of economic activity becomes the major issue and comes to the focal point of research. In this study, we try to find out the linkage between environment and economic growth. Let us consider a certain level of income, up to which one may reasonably ...

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