International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies: 34th Session

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812567390
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A brief report on some recent WFS/WL-CCAST activities in China - A WFS achievement in China on an important aspect of the cultural emergency 11
Energy technologies for the 21st century - the roles of renewable energy 17
Nuclear power in Europe 28
Current status of deep geological repository development 31
The Asian nuclear power issue 33
The next generation nuclear energy 76
JET, ITER and the future of nuclear fusion 84
From concern to controversy : science and non-science in global climate 105
Celestial climate driver : a perspective from four billion years of the carbon cycle 116
Attributing variations to various forcings : a global perspective 145
Understanding natural and anthropogenic contributions to the climate of the 20th century 155
Observational climate data and comparison with models 163
How effective is greenhouse warming of sea surface temperatures? 176
Recent temperature changes in Greenland : coastal stations and the Greenland ice sheet 183
Understanding common climate claims 189
Emerging viral diseases : the role of wildlife in disease emergence 213
Ebola viral, haemorrhagic fever, nipah encephalitis, SARS avian influenza : episodes in a never ending story? 214
Vaccine development : a major challenge 215
Emerging virus infections in a changing world 220
Update on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies 223
Migration and freedom of speech 227
A West African point of view on migration 230
International migrations : the case of Argentina 233
Migration in the 21st century : a Mexican perspective 243
International migration : theories and realities 260
Subsurface laser drilling applications 271
Desertification in the Sahel revisited 283
Desertification, the global perspective : dryland degradation and primary productivity 284
Integrated approaches to desertification 289
The negative effect of rainfall increase along a climatic gradient in a sandy arid area 294
AIDS and infectious diseases permanent monitoring panel 303
From missionary interventions to local academies 306
Desertification permanent monitoring panel 307
Energy permanent monitoring panel 309
Terrorism permanent monitoring panel 313
Information security permanent monitoring panel 315
Floods and extreme weather events permanent monitoring panel 317
Limits of development permanent monitoring panel 320
Major shortcomings in U.S. immigration policy : get tough or get real? 322
Conceptual approach in the creation and implementation of the national strategy for sustainable development of the Republic of Macedonia 329
Mother and child permanent monitoring panel 345
Pollution permanent monitoring panel 350
The nuclear non-proliferation debate 357
Will the non-proliferation treaty survive? 361
Comments on the non-proliferation treaty 364
Health of the non-proliferation regime 365
Carbon sequestration and storage - the needs 376
Consensus and disagreement on climate change due to carbon dioxide 386
Implementing information security and its technology : a line management perspective 401
Contributions and recommendations for bridging the digital divide 413
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