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  • Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countriesby Dorte Verner

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    In the Arab countries, climate change is a risk to poverty reduction and economic growth, threatening to unravel many of the development gains that have been achieved. The Arab Region is already suffering adverse consequences from climate variability and change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact in the Arab Region, as... more...

  • Climate Change in Bangladeshby Harun Rasid; Bimal Paul

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and others. Furthermore, it is an invaluable resource for managers and planners of the government of Bangladesh and several... more...

  • Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Citiesby Silvia Macchi; Maurizio Tiepolo

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    In recent decades, extreme rains and drought have struck urban regions in Africa like never before. Nevertheless, limited information is available on which to base development of early warning systems, identification of high-risk zones and formulation of local action plans. This book is about how to build the knowledge necessary for planning adaptation... more...

  • Adapting to an Uncertain Climateby Tiago Capela Lourenço; Ana Rovisco; Annemarie Groot; Carin Nilsson; Hans-Martin Füssel; Leendert Van Bree; Roger B Street

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Climate change highlights the challenges for long-term policy making in the face of persistent and irreducible levels of uncertainties. It calls for the development of flexible approaches, innovative governance and other elements that contribute to effective and adaptive decision-making. Exploring these new approaches is also a challenge for those... more...

  • Storminess and Environmental Changeby Nazzareno Diodato; Gianni Bellocchi

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book describes recent developments in the modeling of hydro-climatological processes in time and space. The topic brings together a wide range of disciplines, such as climatology, hydrology, geomorphology and ecology, with examples of problems and related modeling approaches. Parsimonious hydro-climatological models hold the potential to simulate... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Practiceby Philipp Schmidt-Thome; Johannes Klein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95

    Climate change adaptation is increasingly recognized as complementary part to climate change mitigation.  Climate change affects sea level, the extent of flood prone areas and precipitation patterns among many others. To adapt to these changes, the tasks of municipalities and cities are to implement policies and strategies for changes in land... 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...

  • No Rain in the Amazonby Nikolas Kozloff

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    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 Adaptation Futuresby Jean P. Palutikof; Sarah L. Boulter; Andrew J. Ash; Mark Stafford Smith; Martin Parry; Marie Waschka; Daniela Guitart

    Wiley 2013; US$ 154.95

    Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge - the glamour of international debate is around global mitigation agreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carried out in community halls and local government offices, are often overlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,... more...

  • Human Securityby Mary Kaldor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    There is a real security gap in the world today. Millions of people in regions like the Middle East or East and Central Africa or Central Asia where new wars are taking place live in daily fear of violence. Moreover new wars are increasingly intertwined with other global risks the spread of disease, vulnerability to natural disasters, poverty and homelessness.... more...