Deltas and Humans

A Long Relationship Now Threatened by Global Change
Author: Thomas S. Bianchi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199764174
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 184
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Humans have had a long relationship with the ebb and flow of tides on river deltas around the world. The fertile soils of river deltas provided early human civilizations with a means of farming crops and obtaining seafood from the highly productive marshes and shallow coastal waters associated with deltas. However, this relationship has at times been both nurturing and tumultuous for the development of early civilizations. The vicissitudes of seasonal changes in river flooding events as well as frequently shifting deltaic soils made life for these early human settlements challenging. These natural transient processes that affect the supply of sediments to deltas today are in many ways very similar to what they have been over the millennia of human settlements. But something else has been altered in the natural rhythm of these cycles. The massive expansion of human populations around the world in both the lower and upper drainage basins of these large rivers have changed the manner in which sediments and water are delivered to deltas. Because of the high density of human populations found in these regions, humans have developed elaborate hydrological engineering schemes in an attempt to "tame" these deltas. The goal of this book is to provide information on the historical relationship between humans and deltas that will hopefully encourage immediate preparation for coastal management plans in response to the impending inundation of major cities, as a result of global change around the world.

Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions


Author: Katherine Richardson,Will Steffen,Diana Liverman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496204
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9434
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Providing an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, this book ranges from the basic science documenting the need for policy action to the technologies, economic instruments and political strategies that can be employed in response to climate change. Ethical and cultural issues constraining the societal response to climate change are also discussed. This book provides a handbook for those who want to understand and contribute to meeting this challenge. It covers a very wide range of disciplines - core biophysical sciences involved with climate change (geosciences, atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences, ecology/biology) as well as economics, political science, health sciences, institutions and governance, sociology, ethics and philosophy, and engineering. As such it will be invaluable for a wide range of researchers and professionals wanting a cutting-edge synthesis of climate change issues, and for advanced student courses on climate change.

Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author: James J. McCarthy,Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521015004
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1032
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The Climate Change 2001 volumes of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC provide the most comprehensive assessment of climate change since its second report, Climate Change 1995. This Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. Written by the world's leading experts, the volumes of the Third Assessment Report will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers, and will form the standard scientific reference for policy decisions in governments and industry the world over for many years to come.

Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992: Statements made by heads of state or government at the summit segment of the Conference


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789211004984
Category: Economic development
Page: 254
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The human ecosystems of the Niger Delta

an ERA handbook
Author: Nick Ashton-Jones,Environmental Rights Action,Environmental Rights Action (Organization)
Publisher: Environmental Rights Action
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Europe's Environment

The Dobr̆is̆ Assessment ; the Report on the State of the Pan-European Environment Requested by the Environment Ministers for the Whole of Europe at the Ministerial Conference Held at Dobr̆is̆ Castle, Czechoslovakia, June 1991
Author: David Stanners,European Environment Agency
Publisher: European Communities
ISBN: 9789282654095
Category: Science
Page: 676
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"This report, requested in 1991 at the Dobříš conference of European environment ministers, presents an assessment of the state of Europe's environment and the pressures and human activities impacting on it, and analyses prominent environmental problems of concern to Europe as a whole."--Editor.

Manorama Year Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: N.A
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Forgotten Waters

Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems in Africa : Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development
Author: Caroly A. Shumway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biodiversity conservation
Page: 167
View: 3148
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Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Ecological, Economic, Social and Political Interrelationships
Author: Stefan Gössling,Michael C. Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113423418X
Category: Science
Page: 330
View: 8382
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This fascinating book is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between tourism and global environmental change: one of the most significant issues facing humankind today. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it. Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Divided into four main sections, it investigates: the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments global issues related to environmental change differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry. Comprehensive in scope, topical and integrative, this key text is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers in all aspects of tourism, geography and environmental studies.

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Newsletter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Coastal ecology
Page: N.A
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