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The Impacts of Climate Change: A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social and Political Issues presents the very real issues associated with climate change and global warming and how it affects the planet and everyone on it. From a physical perspective, the book covers such topics as population pressures, food issues, rising sea-levels and coastline degradation, and health. It then goes on to present social impacts, such as humanitarian issues, ethics, adaptation, urban issues, local action, and socio-economic issues. Finally, it addresses the political impacts, such as justice issues and politics of climate change in different locations.
By offering this holistic review of the latest impacts of climate change, the book helps researchers to better understand what needs to be done in order to move toward renewable energy, change societal habits, and move toward sustainable development.
- Offers comprehensive coverage of the impacts of climate change from multiple perspectives (physical, social, and political) to develop synergy across disciplines
- Presents the latest research and developments on the understanding of climate change impacts on a variety of scales and disciplines
- Includes case studies and extensive references for further exploration
Researchers and graduate students in environmental science, social science, and engineering working on sustainability problems. Policy makers, NGOs, and government organizations
B. PHYSICAL and BIOPHYSICAL IMPACTS
2. The melting of Glaciers and Climate Change
3. Climate Change and Biodiversity
4. Effect of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems
5. Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change
6. Climate Change and Microorganisms
7. Effect of Climate Change on Food Production (Fishing)
8. Effect of Climate Change on Food Production (Animal Products)
C. SOCIAL IMPACTS
9. Social Issues Related to Climate Change and Food Production (Crops)
10. Climate Change and World Population
11. The Social Impacts of Rising Sea Levels on Populations Living in Low Lying Areas
12. Economics, Ecology and Climate Change
13. Societal Adaption to Climate Change
14. Social Attitudes – Methodologies to Help Shape Attitudes to Climate Change
15. Risk and Climate Change
16. Effect of Climate Change on The Insurance Sector
17. Game Theory and Climate Change
18. Urban Life and Climate Change
D. POLITICAL IMPACTS
19. Security Implications of Climate Change: With a Focus on Armed Conflict
20. Climate Change Governance
21. Justice and Climate Change
22. Climate Change and The Law
23. Ethics of Measuring The Impacts of Climate Change (The Morally Relevant Assumptions That Go Into Standard Discounted Utilitarian Cost-benefit Analyses)
24. Climate Refugees
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- 9th May 2021
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Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.
Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
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