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Atlas of Climate Change Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge

ISBN-10: 0520250230

ISBN-13: 9780520250239

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kirstin Dow, Thomas E. Downing

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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 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.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Kirstin Dowis Associate Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. She is a lead author in the IPCC Fifth Assessment, Working Group 2 effort on Adaptation Opportunities, Constraints, and Limitations and a contributing author to the chapter on coasts. She is also Principal Investigator of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, an interdisciplinary research effort to bridge climate science and decision-making. She serves as a science advisor on climate change mitigation and adaptation for community and national efforts. Thomas E. Downingis President of the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership and Visiting Professor at Oxford University. He was formerly Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford Office and is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and advisor to national and international programs on climate change.

Signs of change
Forcing change
Driving climate change
Expected consequences
Responding to change
Committing to solutions
Climate change data