Changing by Degrees

Changing by Degrees

by Simon Shackley, John Handley, Mike Hulme, Michael Hornung
     
 

ISBN-10: 075461140X

ISBN-13: 9780754611400

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

It is now accepted that the world's climate has warmed by about 0.5øC over the past one hundred years and will continue to warm by as much as 6øC by the end of the current century. What, however, do such fundamental changes actually mean for life and the economy at the local and regional scales for the industrialized nations? This extensive study represents a…  See more details below

Overview

It is now accepted that the world's climate has warmed by about 0.5øC over the past one hundred years and will continue to warm by as much as 6øC by the end of the current century. What, however, do such fundamental changes actually mean for life and the economy at the local and regional scales for the industrialized nations? This extensive study represents a state-of-the-art regional assessment of the impacts of climate change in an industrialized European nation. Providing a comprehensive set of tools, techniques and strategies, it explores the potential impacts of climate change upon key landscapes, economic and social sectors. Contents: What is the purpose of the study?; What is the climate change?, Jim Kersey; Characterisation of the East Midlands, Jim Kersey; Regional climate change scenarios for the east Midlands, Rob Wilby; Potential impacts of climate change in the East Midlands, Simon Shackley and Dorian Speakman; East Midlands' stakeholder perceptions of climate change, Simon Shackley, Sarah Mander and Dorian Speakman; Greenhouse gas inventory, Paul Fleeming, Peter Webber, Helen Chadwick and Patrick Devine-Wright; Responding to climate change and conclusions, Simon Shackley and Jim Kersey; Appendices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754611400
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Ashgate Studies in Environmental Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
1What is the Purpose of the Study1
2What is Climate Change3
Climate Change - An Introduction3
Progress with Climate Change at the International Level4
Progress with Climate Change at the National Level5
3Characterisation of the East Midlands9
Overview9
Economy12
Social Conditions18
Natural Environment20
4Regional Climate Change Scenarios for the East Midlands37
Observed Trends in Environmental Parameters42
Future Climate Scenarios for the East Midlands53
5Potential Impacts of Climate Change in the East Midlands81
Classification of Impact Domains82
Sectors/Systems82
6East Midland's Stakeholder Perceptions of Climate Change151
Results of the Postal Questionnaire and Analysis151
Results from a Set of Five Workshops175
7Greenhouse Gas Inventory185
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data187
Emissions Estimation Methods188
Data Used in Determining Emissions189
Uncertainty190
Monitoring Future Emissions190
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Source191
East Midlands Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions212
Future Activities and Opportunities215
Conclusions and Recommendations215
8Responding to Climate Change and Conclusions220
Organisational and Company Responses to Climate Change Impacts220
The Concept of Climate Change Headroom228
What are the Key Strategic Processes in the East Midlands that Should be Considering the Potential Impacts of Climate Change?231
What Indicators Should be Used for Climate Change?232
Climate Change Targets234
Future Research Requirements235
App. 1Questionnaire: The Impacts of Climate Change in the East Midlands240
App. 2Notes on Buxton Stakeholder Workshop247
App. 3Notes on Nottingham Stakeholder Workshop257
App. 4Notes on Skegness Stakeholder Workshop265
App. 5Notes on Northampton Stakeholder Workshop275

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