A Primer Revised
By (author) Michael H. Glantz
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Climate Affairs by Michael H. Glantz
Book DescriptionClimate Affairs sets forth in a concise primer the base of knowledge needed to begin to address questions surrounding the unknown impacts of climate change. In so doing, it outlines a new approach to understanding the interactions among climate, society, and the environment. Chapters consider: the key concepts and terms in climate affairs; the effects of climate around the world; important but overlooked aspects of climate-society-environment interactions; examples of societal uses, misuses, and potential uses of climate-related information such as forecasts; a research agenda, challenges, and methodologies for future climate research. Climate Affairs draws on a range of study areas - including climate science, impacts on ecosystems and society, politics, policy and law, economics, and ethics - to address the complexity and gravity of impacts that our increasing vulnerability to climate portends. It is the first book to consider the full range of climate-related topics and the interactions among them, and will be a key resource for decision makers, as well as for students and scholars working in climate and related fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559639187
(208mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael H. Glantz
Teleconnections Linking Worldwide Climate Anomalies, Paperback (April 2009)
The editors of this 1991 volume brought together contributions from experts in the field of teleconnections.
Creeping Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development in the Aral Sea Basin, Paperback (September 2008)
Comprehensively describes this major environmental catastrophe for graduate students and researchers of environmental studies, global change, political science and history.
Climate Variability, Climate Change and Fisheries, Paperback (August 2005)
This unique volume addresses the potential implications of global warming for fisheries and the societies which depend on them.
Currents of Change, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Michael H. Glantz
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