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Climate Change in Specific Countries

Author: Strzepek, Kenneth M 

Author: Smith, Joel B 

Title: As climate changes : international impacts and implications / Kenneth M. Strzepek and Joel B. Smith, editors 

Imprint: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Published for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Climate Change Division by Cambridge University Press, 1995 

Description: xviii, 213 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm 

Summary: The book is a result of a U.S. EPA study involving over 150 scientists from a wide range of countries. The EPA study follows an earlier EPA study on ‘The Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on the United States’. The present study is global, with a focus on the developing countries. Sectoral studies were undertaken on food supply, river basins, sea level rise, human health, and forests. A chapter each is devoted to assessing potential climate change impacts on these sectors in a range of developing countries. The sectoral chapter studies distill an incredible amount of research coordinated across dozens of countries, making this one of the largest ever coherent impacts studies. The penultimate chapter describes a more integrated assessment of climate change impacts, where the case study region is Egypt. The final chapter is devoted to a discussion of adaptation policy. An executive summary of the results is also provided. The material is presented in a clear and accessible manner, though much of the modelling detail is left to references, which is to be expected in a book of 213 pages that covers as much ground as this one does. (Book review: 


ISBN: 0521467969 (pb) 

OCLC #:32087780 

Call #:QC981.8.C5 A86 1995   

Imprint: Amherst, MA : Dept. of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, 1985 

Description: 271 p. : ill. ; 28 cm 

OCLC #:17187621 

Location: Polar Library Stacks 

Call #: QE576 .G53 1985 



Imprint: Collingwood, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2014] 

Description: 1 online resource (1online resource.) 

Summary:          South East Queensland has been one of the fastest growing regions of Australia, both in terms of its rapidly growing population and an ever-expanding built environment. It is also one of the most vulnerable regions likely to suffer from the adverse impacts of climate change, especially increased flooding, storms, coastal erosion and drought. Responding to Climate Change: Lessons from an Australian Hotspot brings together the results of cutting-edge research from members of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program, showing how best to respond to anticipated changes and how to overcome barriers to adaptation. The authors treat climate change adaptation as a cross-cutting, multi-level governance policy challenge extending across human settlements, infrastructure, ecosystems, water management, primary industries, emergency management and human health.The research focuses on, but is not limited to, the experience of climate change adaptation in the recognised climate hotspot of South East Queensland. The results of this research will be of interest to planners, policy makers and other practitioners engaged in urban and environmental planning, coastal management, public health, emergency management, and physical infrastructure at the local, regional and metropolitan government scales. 


OCLC #: 1ybp12138909 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #: QC992.A1 R38 2014 


Author: Geological Survey (U.S.) 

Imprint: [Reston, Va.] : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, [2012] 

Description: 1 online resource ([2] p.) : col. ill., col. map 

OCLC #:801816173 

Subjects: Dall sheep -- Alaska 

Location: Web E-books 


Author: Hu, Angang, author 

Title: China : tackle the challenge of global climate change Angang Hu, Qingyou Guan 

Imprint: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group : Tsinghua University Press, 2017 

Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 172 pages) 

Summary: Global climate change is one of the challenges ever to confront humanity with the largest scale, widest scope and most far-reaching influence. As the biggest developing country with the largest population, China is the world's leading consumer of coal and energy, and one of the worst-hit victims of global warming. Consequently, China should assume its responsibility in making contributions to global sustainable development. Based on the principles of fairness and efficiency, this study creatively puts forward two principles of global governance on climate change. The first entails replacement of the two-group schema of developed and developing countries with a four-group model based on the Human Development Index (HDI). The second entails application of the resulting model to specify the major emitters as principal contributors to emission reduction. In addition, it proposes a two-step strategy for China to tackle the issue of climate change. This book makes it clear that China should proactively engage in relevant international cooperation, actively participate in international climate negotiations, make clear commitments to reduce emissions, and assume the obligations of a responsible power to achieve sustainable and green development. 

Contents: Content 

OCLC #: 1ybp14501931 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #: TD885.5.C3 H8 2017   


Imprint: Dural, N.S.W.] : Rosenberg, 2015 

Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) 

Summary: Can we humans simply ignore the fires, the floods, and the increase in deaths brought about by climate change? In this book, Australian farmers - who bear the brunt of climate change, yet accept the science - share their experiences with the unpredictable weather events, the reduction in rainfall, and the shift to hotter months which are a challenge to farming cycles. Far from contributing to the problem with their farming practices, these farmers demonstrate how to reduce their greenhouse gases - to zero or below in some cases - while remaining profitable. They are all committed to pass on their farm in a better condition than when they first purchased or inherited it. With crops or livestock, big or small, they have worked cooperatively, mostly through land management, to plant thousands of trees, which has led to the daily presence of over 100 bird species. The farmers' inspiring and informative stories will open up a new world to most urban dwellers. A summary of climate change impacts - and an account of the numerous economic, political, and media barriers toward change - combine to provide a context for their work. [Subject: Australian Studies, Environmental Studies, Agricultural Studies] 

Contents: Content 

OCLC #: 1ybp12428599 

Location:Web E-Books 

Call #: S600.7.C54 H355 2015   



Imprint: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017 

Description: xxiv, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm 

Summary: POPULAR SCIENCE. Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. We have influenced almost every part of the Earth system and as a consequence are changing the global environmental and evolutionary trajectory of the Earth. So how did we become the worlds apex predator and take over the planet? Fundamental to our success is our intelligence, not only individually but more importantly collectively. But why did evolution favour the brainy ape? Given the calorific cost of running our large brains, not to mention the difficulties posed for childbirth, this bizarre adaptation must have given our ancestors a considerable advantage 

Contents: Early human evolution -- Tectonics and climate -- Cradle of humanity -- Global climate change -- Celestial mechanics -- African climate pulses -- The social brain -- The future of humanity 

ISBN: 9780198704522 

OCLC #: 969395267 

Subjects: Human evolution 

Call #: GN281 .M378 2017   


Author: Sakhuja, Vijay, editor 

Imprint: Singapore : Springer, [2016] 

Description: 1 online resource 

Summary: This book presents narratives, perspectives and policies on the Arctic and brings to fore the strategies of five Asian countries - China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore who were granted the status of Permanent Observers in the Arctic Council in 2013. The book also captures Arctic countries reactions to Asian approaches, and their expectations from these countries. The melting of the polar sea-ice induced by climate change has placed the Arctic region in the forefront of global scientific, economic, strategic and academic interest. The discourse involves a number of issues such as claims of the littoral countries to the continental shelves of the region, the management and exploitation of its living and non-living resources, the rights and interests of indigenous communities, and the prospects of new ice-free shipping routes. The contemporary discourse also suggests that the Arctic region presents challenges and offers opportunities for the international community. These issues have given rise to new geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geostrategic dynamics amongst the Arctic littorals, and led to the growing interest of non-Arctic states in the affairs of the Arctic. It is evident that the Asian countries have a variety of interests in the Arctic, and the grant of Permanent Observer status to these countries is an acknowledgement of their capabilities. These countries are keen to explore opportunities in the Arctic, and have begun to formulate appropriate long-term national strategies. The preliminary approach of the Asian Observer countries has rightly been to graduate from involvement to engagement in the Arctic, which seems to have generated significant interest amongst analysts. This book helps to understand the approaches of various Arctic and non-Arctic stakeholders, in light of the evolving dynamics in the region 


OCLC #: 959595055 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #: QC903.2.A68   


Author: Sejersen, Frank, author 

Imprint: London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015 

Description: xii, 235 pages ; 24 cm 

Contents: IIntroduction : climate change and the emergence of a new arctic region -- Resilience, human agency and Arctic climate change adaptation strategies -- Mega-industrializing Greenland -- Reforming a society by means of technology -- Place consciousness and the renewal of Maniitsoq -- The social life of globalization and scale-makers -- Indigenous knowledge and indigenous future-makers 

OCLC #: 892459275 

Location: Polar Library Stacks 

Call #: E99.E7 S424 2015   


Title: Climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Rattan Lal, Ramasamy Selvaraju, Ibrahim Hamdan, editors 

Imprint: Dordrecht : Springer, [2013] 

Description: 1 online resource (xi, 423 pages) : illustrations 

Summary: The countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) have long had the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for their populations in the fragile ecosystems of semi-arid and arid areas. Climate change is already a reality in WANA and it places additional constraints on the already fragile ecosystems of dry areas and limited natural resources in WANA. Hence there is an urgency to develop, and strengthen further, research and technology transfer on adaptation, mitigation and production system resilience. A comprehensive and integrated approach to planning and implementing the climate change adaptation strategies across the wide range of agro-ecosystems in different countries in WANA could help both the planners and the local communities to deal effectively with the projected impacts and also contribute to overall sustainability of agricultural production systems. This book addresses the important issue of climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa and presents perspectives from different sub-regions in WANA. 

Contents: Content 

OCLC #: 856631494 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #: QC903.2.A35 

Imprint: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2014] 

Description: xx, 360 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm 

ISBN: 9789400765818 

OCLC #: 828487710 

Location: Polar Library Stacks 

Call #: GE320.A6 A58 2014 


Author: Usmani, Jawed 

Author: VachaniSushil 

Title: Adaptation to climate change in Asia / edited by Sushil Vachani, Jawed Usmani 

Imprint: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2014 

Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages) : illustrations 

Summary: The frequency and scale of damage inflicted by climate-relateddisasters, including floods, drought, heat waves and hurricanes, hasbeen increasing at an alarming rate. This volume provides a timely andthoughtful discussion of strategies for adaptation to climate change,which can complement mitigation strategies being developed by other experts throughout the world. 

OCLC #:1ybp11811644 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #:QC903.2.A78 A33 2014   


Author: Wadhams, P., author. 

Imprint: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] 

Description: xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 21 cm 

Summary: "Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher 

Contents: Introduction: a blue Arctic -- Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice : the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms 

OCLC #: 975367722 

Call #: GB2595 .W33 2017  


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