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  • Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climateby Rajib Shaw; Hori Tsuneki

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    Disasters cause economic as well as human losses, and the magnitude of this is ever increasing. This can largely be attributed to climate-related disasters, which intensify vulnerability in the poorest areas of the world. In this book, approaches to disaster risk management in developing countries are discussed, with particular focus on Costa Rica. more...

  • Climate Warsby Gwynne Dyer

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 16.95

    Waves of climate refugees. Dozens of failed states. All-out war. From one of the world?s great geopolitical analysts comes a terrifying glimpse of the strategic realities of the near future, when climate change drives the world?s powers towards the cut-throat politics of survival. Prescient and unflinching, Climate Wars will be one of the most important... more...

  • Surge in Solar-Powered Homesby Shahidur R. Khandker; Hussain A. Samad; Zubair K. M. Sadeque

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Bangladesh has the world's fastest growing, off-grid solar home system (SHS) coverage. In the past decade, the number of SHS installations has risen phenomenally--from a five-year target of 50,000 in 2003 to 50,000 a month in 2013, with support from the World Bank and other development partners. Even so, only 10 percent of off-grid households have... more...

  • Wie beeinflusst das Wetter unser Grünland - ein Beispiel aus der Praxis zur Klimaforschungby Bernhard Nöbauer

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 31.76

    Der Klimawandel, in dem wir uns zur Zeit befinden und von dem wir seit dem letzten IPCC Bericht (02.02.2007) wissen, dass er mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit (very high density = 90%) auch vom Menschen mitverursacht wird, hat Auswirkungen auf unser Grünland. In Zeiten dieses spürbaren Klimawandels ist es notwendig, unseren Bäuerinnen und Bauern einen zumindest... more...

  • Global Climatology and Ecodynamicsby Costas A. Varotsos; Vladimir F. Krapivin

    Springer 2008; US$ 319.00

    The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43% in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological... more...

  • The Carbon Footprint Wars: What Might Happen If We Retreat From Globalization?by Stuart Sim

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    Climate change is acknowledged to be the major problem currently facing the human race, and the need to reduce our carbon footprint becomes ever more urgent as the scientific predictions of the effects of climate change become increasingly dire. Whether we are fully aware of the social and political consequences of striving for a significant reduction... more...

  • How to Cool the Planetby Jeff Goodell

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 26.99

    When Jeff Goodell first encountered the term ?geoengineering?, he had a vague sense that it involved outlandish schemes to counteract global warming. As a journalist, he was deeply sceptical. But he was also intrigued. The planet was in trouble. Could geoengineers help? As Goodell shows in this bracing book, even if we could muster the political... more...

  • Vanishing Haloby Daniel Gowthrop

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    Encircling the northern hemisphere like a giant green halo, the Boreal forest plays a crucial role in protecting us from global warming. Its peat bogs absorb carbon dioxide and purify the air we breathe. But the forest is disappearing. Veteran journalist and author Daniel Gawthrop reveals the array of wildlife, plants and peoples of the Boreal... more...

  • The Way the Wind Blowsby Roderick J. McIntosh; Joseph A. Tainter; Susan Keech McIntosh

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human... more...

  • Global Warming and the Future of the Earthby Robert G. Watts

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    The globally averaged surface temperature of the Earth has increased during the past century by about 0.7°C. Most of the increase can be attributed to the greenhouse effect, the increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide that is emitted when fossil fuels are burned to produce energy.The book begins with the important distinction between... more...