The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge

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Today’s headlines and recent events reflect the gravity of climate change. Heat waves, droughts, and floods are bringing death to vulnerable populations, destroying livelihoods, and driving people from their homes.

Rigorous in its science and insightful in its message, this atlas examines the causes of climate change and considers its possible impact on subsistence, water resources, ecosystems, biodiversity, health, coastal megacities, and cultural treasures. It reviews ...

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Overview

Today’s headlines and recent events reflect the gravity of climate change. Heat waves, droughts, and floods are bringing death to vulnerable populations, destroying livelihoods, and driving people from their homes.

Rigorous in its science and insightful in its message, this atlas examines the causes of climate change and considers its possible impact on subsistence, water resources, ecosystems, biodiversity, health, coastal megacities, and cultural treasures. It reviews historical contributions to greenhouse gas levels, progress in meeting international commitments, and local efforts to meet the challenge of climate change.

The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including

* warning signs

* future scenarios

* vulnerable populations

* health

* renewable energy

* emissions reduction

* personal and public action

With more than 50 full-color maps and graphics, this is an essential resource for policy makers, environmentalists, students, and everyone concerned with this pressing subject.

Copub: Myriad Editions Limited

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849712170
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Series: Earthscan Atlas Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128

Meet the Author

Kirstin Dow is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment
Institute, a contributor to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and Principal
Investigator in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Regional
Integrated Sciences and Assessments research network addressing climate services. Thomas E. Downing is Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment
Institute, Oxford Office; Visiting Professor at Oxford University; contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and advisor to national and international programmes on climate change. Bo Kjellènis former Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations.

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