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Adapting to Climate Change: An International Perspective

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The implications of climate change are global in nature, and the potential effects will require adaptation in numerous spheres of human activity.
This volume addresses measures which can be taken to anticipate the potential impact of climate change in order to minimize negative effects and take advantage of any positive effects. It includes papers addressing adaptation in agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests and wildlife, ...
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Overview

The implications of climate change are global in nature, and the potential effects will require adaptation in numerous spheres of human activity.
This volume addresses measures which can be taken to anticipate the potential impact of climate change in order to minimize negative effects and take advantage of any positive effects. It includes papers addressing adaptation in agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests and wildlife, fisheries, and human settlements.
Based on the 1995 International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, this book is the first to focus solely on the topic of adaptation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461384731
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 475
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- An Overview of Adaptation to Climate Change.- Past Changes in Climate and Societal Adaptations.- Assessing Climate Change Adaptations: The IPCC Guidelines.- Adapting to Climate Variations in Developing Regions: A Planning Framework.- The Growth of Adaptation Capacity: Practice and Policy.- Using a Decision Matrix to Assess Climate Change Options.- The Potential Costs of Climate Change Adaptation.- Malawi: How Climate Change Adaptation Options Fit within the UNFCCC National Communication and National Development Plans.- 2 Agriculture.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Egypt.- Adaptive Measures for Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Sector.- Model-Based Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for Wheat Yields in Kazakhstan.- The Impact of Climate Change on Spring Wheat Yield in Mongolia and Its Adaptability.- Some Adaptations of the Tea Plant to Dry Environments.- Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Global Food Production: Options for Adaptive Strategies.- 3 Water Resources.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- Water Resources Adaptation Strategy in an Uncertain Environment.- Anthropogenic Climate Change and Reduction of Water Resources: Adaptation Issues Related to the Economy in Kazakhstan.- Adaptation of Hydropower Generation in Costa Rica and Panama to Climate Change.- Managing Water Resources for Climate Change Adaptation.- Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise in the Pearl River Delta Area: Preliminary Study Results and a Comprehensive Adaptation Strategy.- 4 Coastal Resources.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- Sea-Level Rise Along the Lima Coastal Zone, Perú, as a Result of Global Warming: Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures.- Response Strategies and Adaptive Measures to Potential Sea-Level Rise in The Gambia.- Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: A Challenge for Small Island Nations.- Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: A Perspective from the Netherlands and Bangladesh.- Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Resources Sector of Bangladesh: Some Issues and Problems.- 5 Ecosystems and Forests.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- A Study of Climate Change Impacts on the Forests of Venezuela.- Global Climate Change Adaptation: Examples from Russian Boreal Forests.- Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments of Forest Vegetation in Bulgaria.- Biodiversity and Wildlife: Adaptation to Climate Change.- 6 Fisheries.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- Forecasting by Analogy: Local Responses to Global Climate Change.- Anticipated Effects of Climate Change on Commercial Pelagic and Artisanal Coastal Fisheries in the Federated States of Micronesia.- 7 Human Settlements.- Rapporteur’s Statement.- Permafrost and Global Warming: Strategies of Adaptation.- Health Adaptations to Climate Change: Need for Far-Sighted, Integrated Approaches.
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