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 0.5°C over the past one hundred years and will continue to warm by as much as 6°C 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

Overview

It is now accepted that the world's climate has warmed by about 0.5°C over the past one hundred years and will continue to warm by as much as 6°C 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.

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

Contents: What is the purpose of the study?; What is the climate change?, Jim Kersey; Characterization 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 Fleming, Peter Webber; Helen Chadwick and Patrick Devine-Wright; Responding to climate change and conclusions, Simon Shackley and Jim Kersey; Appendices.

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