The Atlas of Climate Change

Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966821

Category: Science

Page: 128

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This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world’s weather. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signs, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy, emissions reduction, personal and public action. The third edition includes new or additional coverage of a number of topics, including agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun, ocean warming and increased acidity, the economic impact of climate change, and advantages gained by communities and business from adapting to climate change. The extensive maps and graphics have been updated with new data, making this edition once again an essential resource for everyone concerned with this pressing subject.

Earth in the Balance

Forging a New Common Purpose

Author: Al Gore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134038380

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 4250

Al Gore leads the charge against climate change, the world's greatest threat, in an incendiary new foreword to this timeless classic that launched his environmental career. If you want to know Gore, you need this book!

The Atlas of Environmental Migration

Author: Dina Ionesco,Daria Mokhnacheva,François Gemenne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317693108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 4975

As climate change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten traditional landscapes and livelihoods of entire communities the need to study its impact on human migration and population displacement has never been greater. The Atlas of Environmental Migration is the first illustrated publication mapping this complex phenomenon. It clarifies terminology and concepts, draws a typology of migration related to environment and climate change, describes the multiple factors at play, explains the challenges, and highlights the opportunities related to this phenomenon. Through elaborate maps, diagrams, illustrations, case studies from all over the world based on the most updated international research findings, the Atlas guides the reader from the roots of environmental migration through to governance. In addition to the primary audience of students and scholars of environment studies, climate change, geography and migration it will also be of interest to researchers and students in politics, economics and international relations departments.

The Atlas of Water

Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource

Author: Maggie Black,Jannet King

Publisher: Earthscan Publications

ISBN: 9781844078271

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 9909

The planet's finite supply of fresh water is under such pressure that soon it may be the most valuable commodity on earth. The new edition of this crucial and timely atlas shows water distribution worldwide, and reflects the latest thinking and emerging issues. With updated data throughout, the atlas covers a wide range of topics to map how our limited water resources are shared and used around the world, as well as the challenges posed to their management by today's unprecedented population and environmental pressures. It includes completely new maps on climate change, water for tourism, dam construction, biodiversity, and water management, commerce and legislation. With snapshots of especially vulnerable areas and major polluters as well the global picture, this is a unique resource for general readers as well as policy makers and students. Divided into six parts, each prefaced with an introductory essay, the atlas investigates the nature of the resource itself, through its uses in all kinds of human activity, to the vexed questions of how to manage water well and avoid the threat of 'water conflicts'.

How to Live a Low-Carbon Life

The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change

Author: Christopher Goodall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136564063

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6409

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act and individuals now need to take the lead. The Earth can absorb no more than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year for every person on the planet if we are to keep temperature and rainfall change within tolerable limits. Yet from cars and holiday flights to household appliances and the food on our plates, Western consumer lifestyles leave each of us responsible for over 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - four times what the Earth can handle. Individual action is essential if we want to avoid climate chaos. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life shows how easy it is to take responsibility, providing the first comprehensive, one-stop reference guide to calculating your CO2 emissions and reducing them to a sustainable 3 tonnes a year.

The Atlas of Water

Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource

Author: Robin Clarke,Jannet King

Publisher: Earthscan Publications


Category: Eau - Approvisionnement - Atlas

Page: 127

View: 1727

'A striking new approach to cartography... no-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books.' International Herald Tribune'This book contains not just maps but also visually ingenious tables, graphs, pie charts and colour photos revealing, amongst others, uses and abuses, water health, the reshaping of the natural water flow and cycle, water 'wars', and ways forward'OXFAM Development Resources ReviewToday, more than a billion people are without easy access to safe drinking water. By 2050, almost half the world's population will face severe water shortages.The planet is running out of fresh water fast. Yet water is a key commodity for future development. This crucial and timely atlas shows water distribution worldwide, and considers a future where privatization and profit dictate availability.With snapshots of vulnerable areas - such as Bangladesh, California, Mexico City and the Middle East - as well as the global picture, this is a unique resource for general readers, as well as policy makers and students.

The Atlas of Coasts & Oceans

Mapping Ecosystems, Threatened Resources and Marine Conservation

Author: Don Hinrichsen

Publisher: Earthscan Publications

ISBN: 9781849712071

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 9202

This unique assessment of the world's coasts and oceans details the ecological, environmental and economic importance of each and the global challenges we face to manage common waters and the resources they contain before development threatens to destroy the ultimate source of all life on the 'blue planet'. With global and regional maps, from the Arabian Gulf to the Great Barrier Reef and including the Baltic, the Black Sea, the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, the South Pacific and all the other major global waterways, the atlas considers the impact of climate change, industrial growth, tourism, pollution and over-fishing as well as the steps being taken towards conservation.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector

Author: Fulco Ludwig,Pavel Kabat

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770743

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 3698

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Atlas of Food

Who Eats What, Where, and why

Author: Erik Millstone,Tim Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520276420

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 9917

What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions are explored in this remarkable book, now with a new introduction contextualizing the atlas for 2013 and beyond. By providing an up-to-date and visually appealing understanding of important issues around global food and agriculture, The Atlas of Food maps out broad areas of investigation—contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade—to offer a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns. Buttressed by engaging prose and vivid graphics, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang convincingly argue that human progress depends on resolving global inequality and creating a more sustainable food production system.

The Atlas of Endangered Species

Author: Richard MacKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134038941

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 8738

Up to 20 percent of species may be extinct by 2030. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation. Fully revised and updated, containing new maps covering environmental impacts of human development including climate change and damage caused by deep-sea trawling and mining Updated maps and data on birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish and of the increasing area of wetlands covered by the Ramsar Convention The latest information on endangered mammal species such as the panda, the Arabian oryx and the bonobo

The State of the World Atlas

Author: Dan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134038666

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 3907

Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night. The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. Wal-Mart's sales revenue exceeds the GDP of 150 countries. Climate change may put 2.7 billion at risk of armed conflict. Germany generates more tourists than anywhere else. Americans use 160 times more water than people in Rwanda. If you want to get behind the headlines and understand the world - from urbanization to globalization, terrorism to tourism, military spending to human rights - The State of the World Atlas is unmatched.

A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Author: Peter H. Gleick,Juliet Christian-Smith,Heather Cooley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199859442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 1808

Presents an analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy from the Pacific Institute.

The Atlas of Health

Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease

Author: Diarmuid O'Donovan

Publisher: Earthscan Publications

ISBN: 9781844074655

Category: Diseases

Page: 128

View: 7035

Winner of the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science and the BMA Medical Book Award for Public Health. This is a major new graphic profile of global health. The atlas maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on people's health worldwide. Bringing together the latest data and charting recent trends in health and disease, it also addresses how health needs are identified, health policy is developed, and the delivery and quality of health services. The atlas covers a wide range of topics including: life expectancy malnutrition and obesity water and sanitation cancer heart disease diabetes tobacco and alcohol migration and refugees climate change infectious diseases, from malaria to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis mental health SARS, avian flu and pandemic planning urbanization healthcare acquired infection and antibiotic resistance.

Livestock's Long Shadow

Environmental Issues and Options

Author: Henning Steinfeld,Pierre Gerber,T. D. Wassenaar,Vincent Castel,Cees de Haan

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251055717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 5256

"The assessment builds on the work of the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative"--Pref.

The Women's Atlas

Author: Joni Seager

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550432X

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 7355

The most up-to-date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and more. The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today.

The Revenge of Gaia

Earth's Climate Crisis & The Fate of Humanity

Author: James Lovelock

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465008666

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 9581

The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism. But according to James Lovelock, the theory's originator, that organism is now sick. It is running a fever born of increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. Earth will adjust to these stresses, but the human race faces a severe test. It is already too late, Lovelock says, to prevent the global climate from “flipping” into an entirely new equilibrium that will threaten civilization as we know it. But we can do much to save humanity. In the tradition of Silent Spring, this is a call to address a major threat to our collective future.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature conservation

Page: N.A

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