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The Impacts of Climate Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128223734

The Impacts of Climate Change

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social and Political Issues

Editor: Trevor Letcher
Paperback ISBN: 9780128223734
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 490
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in environmental science, social science, and engineering working on sustainability problems. Policy makers, NGOs, and government organizations

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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

Details

No. of pages:
490
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
1st May 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128223734

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher

Trevor M. Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute’s Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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