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- Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95
European Climate Vulnerabilities and Adaptation: A Spatial Planning Perspective analyses the impacts climate change might have on regions and their local economies. Regions clearly differ in view of the complex patterns of climate change impact, but also regarding the given vulnerability and coping capacity. Impacts of climate change can have a... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 184.95
Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates. When faced with severe drought, governments become eager to act. Unfortunately,... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 179.00
This book?introduces a key issue in research on the climatic impact of land cover and land use changes via terrestrial biogeophysical processes. The parameterization of surface processes and a systematic approach to modeling the climatic impacts of land use change are discussed respectively, and can be used to improve parameterization schemes for climate... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 48.78
<P>Der Klimawandel bedroht in besonderer Weise Menschen in den Slums der Megastädte. Aufgrund der zunehmenden Informalität und der hohen Vulnerabilität der Slum-Bevölkerung scheint dabei eine Anpassung an den Klimawandel unwahrscheinlich. Durch die Massenmedien verstärkt, entsteht ein Mythos der Perspektivlosigkeit. Dieses Buch hinterfragt den... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35
<P>Vietnam?s cities are not only rapidly transforming under the country?s political and economic change, but are also increasingly exposed to natural hazards and threatened by the projected impacts of climate change. The interaction of both trends leads to substantial shifts in risk and to new challenges for adaptation governance which, however,... more...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 15.35
Heute fürchten wir, das Klima durch Menschwerk irreversibel zum Schlechten zu ändern. Jahrhundertelang aber war das Klima ein Faktum, welches zwar durch den Menschen nicht beeinflusst werden konnte, den Lauf der Geschichte jedoch entscheidend bestimmte. Siedlungsräume und agrarische Anbaumöglichkeiten änderten sich mit Klimaschwankungen und damit die... more...