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  • No Rain in the Amazonby N. Kozloff

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2010; US$ 12.99

    Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized... more...

  • Cities and Climate Changeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 82.00

    As the hubs of economic activity, cities drive the vast majority of the world’s energy use and are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Because they are home to major infrastructure and highly concentrated populations, cities are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, warmer temperatures... more...

  • Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisionsby Katherine Richardson; Will Steffen; Diana Liverman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 48.00

    Provides an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, for researchers, professionals and advanced students. more...

  • No Rain in the Amazonby Nikolas Kozloff

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized South America... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reductionby Rajib Shaw; Juan Pulhin; Joy Pereira

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 164.95

    Following on from Volume 4 in this series, which looked at issues and challenges with regard to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Volume 5 has a specific focus on Asia. Arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, Asia has different mechanisms for CCA and DRR activities. Synergies between... more...

  • Hard Choicesby Harold Coward; Andrew J. Weaver

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable... more...

  • After Cancúnby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 49.99

    The world is facing several serious challenges at the close of the fossil and nuclear energy regime: the limited resources of cheap conventional oil can only be surmounted by tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the subsequent oil spill caused enormous damage, which... more...

  • Arctic Climate Changeby Peter Lemke; Hans-Werner Jacobi

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global... more...

  • Kalkül versus Katastropheby Friedemann Lembcke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Insbesondere die Wissenschaft des Klimawandels beansprucht Öffentlichkeit und bekommt diese auch, allerdings in einem von Ambivalenz geprägten Verhältnis zu den Massenmedien. Friedemann Lembcke zeigt, dass es weniger um ein lösbares Problem in der Kommunikation des Klimawandels geht, als vielmehr um eine wechselseitige Bedingtheit von Kalkül- und Katastrophenkommunikation. more...

  • Extremes in a Changing Climateby Amir AghaKouchak; David Easterling; Kuolin Hsu; Siegfried Schubert; Soroosh Sorooshian

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book provides a collection of the state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches suggested for detecting extremes, trend analysis, accounting for nonstationarities, and uncertainties associated to extreme value analysis in a changing climate condition. Furthermore, the book addresses current hydrometeorologic global data sets and their applications... more...