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Global temperature changes

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbansby Anna O'Donnell; Quentin Wodon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a social resilience approach. The book is based on... more...

  • Climate Shockby Gernot Wagner; Martin L. Weitzman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't... more...

  • Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Developmentby Livia Bizikova; John Robinson; Stewart Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and sustainability. This literature has evolved in a spontaneous... more...

  • Climate Change and Insuranceby Eugene N. Gurenko

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    Climate change brings about a new set of major economic risks arising from changing weather patterns, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Most at risk are developing countries who, despite considerable post-disaster donor aid, have been bearing the major brunt of disaster-related losses. One adaptation solution that is rapidly gaining the... more...

  • A Short Guide to Climate Change Riskby Nigel Arnell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95

    Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets--but at the same time, it can bring opportunities for some businesses. With chapters on the nature, science and politics of climate change risk, as well as how to assess, then how to cope with it, and recommendations for incorporating climate change risks into a Company Climate Risk... more...

  • Action Research for Climate Change Adaptationby Arwin van Buuren; Jasper Eshuis; Mathijs van Vliet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different social disciplines are trying to understand the dynamics... more...

  • Discourses of Global Climate Changeby Jonas Anshelm; Martin Hultman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons that contribute to the worldwide environmental debate.... more...

  • Study on Climate Change in Southwestern Chinaby Zongxing Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis confirms many changes, including sharp temperature rise, interannual variability of precipitation, extreme climate events and significant decreases of sunshine duration and wind speed in southwestern China, and systemically explores the action mechanism between large-scale atmospheric circulation systems, the complicated topography, human... more...

  • Applied Studies in Climate Adaptationby Jean P. Palutikof; Sarah L. Boulter; Jon Barnett; David Rissik

    Wiley 2014; US$ 132.50

    The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies... more...

  • National Climate Policyby Elin Lerum Boasson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Failed attempts at producing ambitious global climate commitments and instruments have made it increasingly important for nation states to deliver climate policies. This in turn requires a better understanding of national climate policymaking.  In this book, Elin Lerum Boasson develops an innovative and well-grounded analytical framework for assessing... more...