The book is an amalgamation of various issues within the domain of climate change and human behaviour. It covers topics like climate change in the developing world, climate risk and associated stress, climate attitudes and perceptions, psychological perspectives to adaptation, climate change perceptions in semi-arid zones of India, climate stress and coping in coastal India and coping with the changing climate.It also includes novel thought provoking write ups on human resilience to environmental change, subjective well being to global well being and the topics like spirituality and climate change which have got limited reference in earlier texts. The book is primarily written for everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in interdisciplinary climate change research, governance and policy making with a focus on social science issues.The uniqueness of the book lies in its being an out-an-out psychology based information material on climate change which makes it stand out from the rest of voluminous literature available on the subject, thus having the potential to motivate readers to broaden their horizons in knowing climate change issue far behind the existing framework.
This book examines climate change management initiatives in the quest of addressing climate change challenges. The book highlights key issues related to effects of climate change and, initiatives and challenges to climate change management. The authors use the Tanzanian experience to discern issues in climate change such as: historical perspectives of climate change management; policy framework; role of actors; climate change impacts, initiatives and implementation challenges to unveil emerging and pertinent issues in climate change management. This book is therefore highly recommended to postgraduate students of Environmental Studies, policy makers, development planners, trainers, environmental practitioners and private actors in climate change management such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs).
Both the causes of and solutions to climate change are grounded in human society. Climate Change and Society summarizes the existing approaches to understanding the social dimensions of climate change from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, analyzing its origins, impacts, and responses.
The following points have been studied in this book: 1. Characteristics of Climate in Libya. 2. Recent climate changes over time and space in Libya comparing with the global change. 3. Trends of climate occurred recently in two periods:1946-2000 as a long-term period, and 1976-2000 as a short-term period. 4. Physical and human causes of climate change in Libya. 5. Impacts of climate change on Libya. 6. Effects of climate change on desertification in Jifara Plain. 7. Manifestations and degrees of desertification. 8. The other factors accelerated desertification in Jifara Plain. 9. Projections of climate change in Libya comparing with the globe. 10. Mitigation of climate change in Libya. 11. Combating of desertification in Jifara Plain. The book includes 87 tables and 93 figures and 10 photos
When we think climate change we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to its vicissitudes. Tony McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal guide to this phenomenon, and in his magisterial Climate Change and the Health of Nations, he presents a sweeping and authoritative analysis of how human societies have been shaped by climate events.
This qualitative research has tried to explore the experiences of Nepalese students regarding Climate Change. Climate Change is one of the most important environmental challenges with profound implications for several different sectors such as food production, natural ecosystems, fresh water, supply and health. There are several consequences of Climate Change and in the country like Nepal we may be in difficulty by the vulnerability of Climate Change. Thus, this research provides students views on the awareness of Climate Change, sources and process of getting information.
"Climate Change Policy Outreach Communication Strategy" is a simple book for all categories of people who would like to get practically involved in all climate change policy issues and options. The book is highly recommended for a wide range of stakeholders such as: policy and decision makers, researchers, science technology practitioners, environmental educators, media communicators, lecturers, climate change students, and outreach curriculum developers and evaluators. The book is subdivided into the following five chapters: Chapter 1: Climate Change Communication Issues & Options; Chapter 2: Radio Climate Change Information Diffusion; Chapter 3: Biomass Energy technology Adoption Challenges in Africa; Chapter 4: Climate Change Policy Information Diffusion; and Chapter 5: Climate Change Outreach Science Communication.
The present book ‘Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences’ highlighted the cause and consequences of climate change. The book reveals the general anthropogenic activities, environmental pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, climate change and impacts on water resources and agriculture. The book mainly deals with the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the all components of biosphere in the form of global climate change as a consequence. This book gives an outline about the causes and consequences of climate change and its impacts on agriculture system, water resources, forest ecosystem and human health. The book will be beneficial for scientists, environmentalists, hydrologists, agriculturists, aquatic ecologists, health scientists, nongovernment organizations, research students and serve as a basic guide in the field of environment pollution and climate change.
'The greatest single impact of climate change could be on human migration', stated the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1990. Since then there has been considerable concern about the large-scale population movements that might take place because of climate change. This book examines emerging patterns of human mobility in relation to climate change, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach including anthropology and geography. It addresses both larger, general questions and concrete local cases, where the link between climate change and human mobility is manifest and demands attention - empirically, analytically and conceptually. Among the cases explored are both historical and contemporary instances of migration in response to climate change, and together they illustrate the necessity of analyzing new patterns of movement, historic cultural images and regulation practices in the wake of new global processes.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Agriculture and Climate are mutually dependent. There is a need to understand the effect of climate change on agricultural sector both at Global and as well as at regional level, especially from the point of view of providing food to vulnerable section of the population. With unpredictable weather, farmers keep changing crop management practices by growing resistant varieties and be prepared for constant change in the farming practices. Impacts of climate change are diversified and need to be understood, so as to workout pragmatic strategies to mitigate ill-effects of climate change. With this background, this study has been designed to understand farmer’s perception about the changes in climate and their adaptation measures initiated in Eastern Dry Zone (Zone-5) of Karnataka, India.
The findings of the study showed that temperatures had increased rainfall levels had decreased and the timing of rainfall had undergone changes and Dire Dawa is getting drier and drier. The findings also confirmed that weather is changing solely due to anthropogenic (human activity) causes. The finding also showed that, the local community awareness (and understanding) of climate change does not seem to have advanced in recent years and hence, there is little awareness of the issue of climate change. The finding sought that with regard to the connection between flooding and climate change, the respondents do not at all see the connection between climate change and flooding. Most people think that climate change has begun and a great many acknowledge that it is a serious problem. However, compared to other problems, the community has not ranked climate change among its top concerns. Most respondents blame government and businesses most for not doing more to combat climate change. They think these institutions – especially government – should do more. Most people recognize that they, as individuals, and their local community also make some contribution to climate change.
Climate change, a consequence of global warming has been a hot discussion topic in the recent days.Poor people around the world are among the most sufferers of the erratic climatic event. Climate change is also being proved as doldrums for making people more vulnerable to shocks and stresses more over burden on livelihood capitals i.e. natural, physical, social, financial and human. Thus, this book highlights on the climatic impact around the world and being more specific on current climate change trend on the Koshi basin in Saptari district in Nepal and how the climate change event has aggravated the vulnerability of indigenous community of Nepal(Mushar). Further, this books also provides the recommendation to local and national stakeholders to address the problem of climate change to the poor and vulnerable population.
CHANGING CLIMATE HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE VARIOUS LAND USES AND VICE VERSA.IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED THAT CHANGE IN LAND USE SUCH AS CONVERSION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND TO URBAN LANDS COULD AFFECT CLIMATE AND IN THE LONG RUN LEAD TO CLIMATE CHANGE.ON THE OTHER HAND CHANGES IN CLIMATE CAN LEAD TO HUMAN HAVING TO CHANGE THE WAY IN WHICH LAND IS USED, FOR EXAMPLE IF THE RAINS CONTINUALLY BEING LESS AND LESS THIS COULD LEAD TO GROWING OF CROPS THAT CAN WITHSTAND DROUGHT AND HENCE CHANGES IN THE TYPES OF CROPS GROWN OR EVEN ANIMALS KEPT.THEREFORE CLIMATE AFFECTS LANDUSE AND LANDUSE AFFECTS CLIMATE AND HENCE NEED TO MAINTAIN A BALANCE AND HAVE LAND USE PRACTISES THAT ARE SUITABLE TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE.
Climate change is a burning problem of today.Studied showed that developing countries are more vulnerable to Climate Change and are expected to suffer from adverse Climatic impacts than developed countries.In a humid climate like that of Nepal,there will be changes in spatial and temporal distribution of temperatures and precipitation due to Climate Change. Agriculture is mostly affected by Climate Change.Decreased winter rainfall and prolonged drought leads to reduced production of Wheat.So there is a great need of Climate Change research.Study done in Nawalparasi District of Nepal showed that till date Climate Change have contributed positively to the yield of Wheat. Change in per unit percentage of temperature and Rainfall changed the yield by 1.7% and 0.29% respectively. Farmers have started to take adaptation strategies to be protected from the effect of Climate Change in coming days. Farmers in this District are shifting to other sources of income from the farming as it is seen to be less profitable.So this book will be useful for policy makers,researchers, and for small holder farmers suffering from Climate change.
Chepang is an indigenous community living in the marginal and fragile landscapes of central Nepal. They highly depend on climate sensitive biodiversity resources, shifting cultivation and collection and utilization of forest products. With climate change being a reality, how is this community perceiving and adapting to the climate change impacts needs to be explored to build on for sustainable management of those landscapes and ecosystems and to develop adaptation strategies of indigenous and other local communities against adverse impact of climate change in developing countries. This manuscript therefore provides Chepang community’s perceptions towards impact of climate change on livelihoods, culture and their associated forest ecosystems. Similarly, it presents the community’s existing strategies and practices of adapting to climate change impacts. In addition, it provides way forward to increase resilience of the ecosystems and adaptive capacity of Chepang community against climate change impacts. The author of this manuscript targets indigenous community groups, development agencies, donor communities, and professionals of climate change adaptation, researchers and students.