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The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands

The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands
  • Author : Ton Dietz
  • Publsiher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 June 2004
  • ISBN : 1402019521
  • Pages : 465 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
Sahelian West Africa has recovered from the disastrous droughts of the 1970s and 1980s. People have learned to adapt to risk and uncertainty in fragile dryland environments. They, as well as global change scientists, are worried about the impact of climate change on these West African drylands. What do the experiences of the last thirty years say about the preparedness for higher temperatures, lower rainfall, and even more variability? Detailed studies on Dryland West Africa as a whole, and on Burkina Faso, Mali and Northern Ghana in particular show an advanced coping behaviour and increased adaptation, but also major differences in vulnerability and coping potential. Climate change preparedness programmes have only just started and require more robust support, and more specific social targeting, for a population which is rapidly growing, even more rapidly urbanising, and further integrating in a globalised economy. This book is the first of its kind with a comprehensive analysis of climate change experiences in West African drylands, with attention for pathways of change and the diversity of adaptation options available. This book is of interest to scientists studying global and climate change, especially dealing with issues of adaptation. Social scientists, economists, geographers and policy makers concerned with West Africa should also read this book.


The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands

The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 June 2004
GET THIS BOOKThe Impact of Climate Change on Drylands

Sahelian West Africa has recovered from the disastrous droughts of the 1970s and 1980s. People have learned to adapt to risk and uncertainty in fragile dryland environments. They, as well as global change scientists, are worried about the impact of climate change on these West African drylands. What do the experiences of the last thirty years say about the preparedness for higher temperatures, lower rainfall, and even more variability? Detailed studies on Dryland West Africa as a whole, and on


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  • Publisher : Springer
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Responding to a need for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the consequences of climate change, this book brings experts in climate science, engineering, urban planning, and conservation biology into conversation with scholars in law, geography, anthropology and ethics. It provides insights into how climate change is conceptualized in different fields. The book also aims to contribute to developing successful and multifaceted strategies that promote global, intergenerational and environmental justice. Among the topics addressed are the effects of climate


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 May 2009
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
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  • Publisher : IOP Publishing Limited
  • Release : 14 December 2017
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 November 2019
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 07 December 2008
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 December 2013
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 05 July 2011
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The quantitative assessment of the impact of climate change on water availability and water resources management requires knowledge of climate, hydro(geo)logical and water resources models, and particularly the relationships between each of them. This book brings together world experts on each of these aspects, distilling each complex topic into concise and easy to understand chapters, in which both the uses and limitations of modelling are explored. The book concludes with a set of case studies using real-life examples


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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 06 January 2011
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 28 July 2001
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 November 2017
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  • Release : 07 October 2020
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