The atlas of climate change

mapping the world's greatest challenge

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520255586

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 1608

Illustrates the causes and consequences of climate change on populations around the world, the progress made on fulfilling commitments regarding the issue, and local efforts needed to reverse some of the long-term effects.

Earth in the Balance

Forging a New Common Purpose

Author: Al Gore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134038380

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 7099

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!

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: 7933

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.

Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646

Category:

Page: 112

View: 8090

Official Meeting Program

Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

View: 5897

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: 2588

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'.

Geographica Helvetica

schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geographie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 9004

Ecos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature conservation

Page: N.A

View: 7986

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: 8029

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.

Bothalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 5408

Birds

Magazine for Members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 2514

The Ecologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

View: 4317

Atlas of world development

Author: P. T. H. Unwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: 9780471949916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 5813

Section 4 includes crop production systems, agribusiness, agrarian production at the local scale, land ownership, transportation, networks (roads, rail, shipping, air), the brain drain, migration, communications, and wildlife exploitation. Section 5 includes political allegiances and stability, revolution, death penalty and refugees. Section 6 includes persuasive cartography, political graphics, underdevelopment, voluntary and agencies and world heritage sites.

Geography

Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 7219

Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.