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

View: 4383

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: 4430

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!

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: 6793

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: 8018

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: Maggie Black,Jannet King

Publisher: Earthscan Publications

ISBN: 9781844078271

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 1337

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'.

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: 9731

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.

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: 1319

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.

Official Meeting Program

Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

View: 9981

Geographica Helvetica

schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geographie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 7102

Ecos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature conservation

Page: N.A

View: 5048

Atlas der bedrohten Arten

Author: Richard Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258074542

Category: Bedrohte Pflanzen - Biodiversität - Naturschutz

Page: 128

View: 8512

Eine in Kartenform präsentierte Dokumentation über die weltweite Bedrohung von Tieren, Pflanzen und Ökosystemen.

Bothalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 3399

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: 8617

The Ecologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

View: 3718