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Author Leary, Neil.

Title Climate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation : Two Volume Set.

Published London : Earthscan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (845 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Contents Volume 1 Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Part I: Introduction -- Chapter 1 For Whom the Bell Tolls: Vulnerabilities in a Changing Climate -- Introduction -- Natural Resources -- Coastal Areas and Small Islands -- Rural Economies and Food Security -- Human Health -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Natural Resource Systems -- Chapter 2 Vulnerability of Southern African Biodiversity to Climate Change -- Introduction -- Description of the Biomes Studied -- Research Framework and Methodology -- Vulnerability of Different Biomes and Species to the Impacts of Climate Change -- Other Factors Likely to Influence Ecosystem and Species Vulnerability -- Human Dependencies on Biodiversity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 Forest Responses to Changing Rainfall in the Philippines -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Results and Discussion -- Adaptation Strategies and Options for Philippine Forests -- Adaptation Strategies Identified by Stakeholders -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4 Vulnerability of Mongolia's Pastoralists to Climate Extremes and Changes -- Introduction -- Changing Climate: Observed Trends -- Climate, Environment and Livelihood -- Changing Institutions, Policies and Resources -- Climate Change: Future Projections and Impacts -- Note -- References -- Chapter 5 Resource System Vulnerability to Climate Stresses in the Heihe River Basin of Western China -- Introduction -- Assessing Resource System Vulnerability -- Case Study of the Heihe River Basin -- Preliminary Results of Resource Vulnerability in the Heihe River Basin -- Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Coastal Areas -- Chapter 6 Storm Surges, Rising Seas and Flood Risks in Metropolitan Buenos Aires -- Introduction -- The Physical System -- Assessing Present and Future Vulnerability to Recurrent Floods.
Present and Future Vulnerability -- Other Factors that Enhance Social Vulnerability to Climate Change -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Climate and Water Quality in the Estuarine and Coastal Fisheries of the Río de la Plata -- Introduction -- Río de la Plata Basin Climate Baseline (1961-1990) -- The Río de la Plata River Estuary: Setting, Subsystems and Sectors -- Indicators of Susceptibility, Impact and Vulnerability -- Coastal Fishery System Vulnerability in the Pajas Blancas Fishing Community -- Future Climate Scenarios and Some Environmental Impacts -- Some Conjectures about Climate Scenarios, Environmental Vulnerability and Impacts -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8 Climate Change and the Tourism- Dependent Economy of the Seychelles -- Introduction -- Past Climate Events and their Impacts -- Tourism in the Seychelles -- Tourism and Climate -- A Survey of Tourists to the Seychelles -- A Statistical Model of Tourist Visits to the Seychelles -- Implications for the Seychelles Economy -- Adaptation Strategies -- References -- Part IV: Rural Economy and Food Security -- Chapter 9 Household Food Security and Climate Change: Comparisons from Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa and Mexico -- Introduction -- Climate Variability and Change and Food Security -- Case Studies -- Analysis and Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10 Vulnerability in Nigeria: A National-level Assessment -- Introduction -- Climate Variability and Climate Change -- Sensitivity of Crop Yield to Climate Variability and Change -- Indirect Sensitivity of Peasant Households to Climate -- Constraints to Adaptive Capacity -- Spatial Pattern of Vulnerability -- Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 11 Vulnerability in the Sahelian Zone of Northern Nigeria: A Household-level Assessment -- Introduction -- The Study Area -- Data Collection.
Self-Assessed Perceptions of Risk -- Household Drought Vulnerability Assessment -- Results from the Statistical Model of Vulnerability -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Appendix -- Chapter 12 Livelihoods and Drought in Sudan -- Introduction -- Impacts of Climate Variability -- Vulnerability Assessment -- The Case Studies -- Autonomous Response Strategies -- Planned Interventions -- Policy Assessment -- Conclusions and Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 13 Social Vulnerability of Farmers in Mexico and Argentina -- Introduction -- Case Study 1: Laboulaye, Argentina -- Case Study 2: González, Mexico -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Note -- References -- Chapter 14 Climatic Threat Spaces in Mexico and Argentina -- Introduction -- Methods -- Case Studies -- Climate Change Scenarios for Mexico -- Climate Change Scenarios for Argentina -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 Climate Variability and Extremes in the Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed of the Philippines: An Assessment of Vulnerability -- Introduction -- Analytical Framework -- The Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed -- Research Methodology -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- Note -- References -- Chapter 16 Climate Risks and Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong River Basin -- Introduction -- The Study Sites -- Projected Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin -- Impact of Climate Change on Rice Yields -- Farmers' Concerns and Extreme Events -- Baseline Climate Risk -- Vulnerability to Climate Change -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 17 Vulnerability of Sri Lankan Tea Plantations to Climate Change -- Introduction -- Current Climate and Future Climate Scenarios for Sri Lanka -- Climate and Tea Production -- Climate Change and Tea Production -- Vulnerability Assessment -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Part V: Human Health.
Chapter 18 Vulnerability to Climate-Induced Highland Malaria in East Africa -- Introduction -- Study Sites -- Climate and Hydrology of the Study Sites -- Climate-Related Trends in Malaria Outbreaks -- Non-Climate Factors that Influence Vulnerability to Malaria Outbreaks -- Predicting Malaria Epidemics Using Climate Data -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 Vulnerability to Dengue Fever in Jamaica -- Introduction -- Background -- Institutional Capacity -- Community Vulnerability -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Volume 2 Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 A Stitch in Time: General Lessons from Specific Cases -- Introduction -- The Nine Adaptation Lessons -- Adaptation Now and in the Future -- Climate and Development -- Evaluating Adaptation Options -- Creating an Enabling Environment -- A Final Word -- References -- Chapter 2 Adapting Conservation Strategies to Climate Change in Southern Africa -- Introduction -- A Brief History of Conservation in Southern Africa -- An Overview of Adaptation Options for Biodiversity Conservation in a Climatically Changing Environment -- Economic Considerations Relating to Adaptation Options -- Planning and Design Considerations in Implementing Adaptation Options for Biodiversity Conservation -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 Benefits and Costs of Adapting Water Planning and Management to Climate Change and Water Demand Growth in the Western Cape of South Africa -- Introduction -- The Model -- Model Application: Methods and Scenarios -- Results -- Limitations in the Analysis and Future Research -- References -- Chapter 4 Indigenous Knowledge, Institutions and Practices for Coping with Variable Climate in the Limpopo Basin of Botswana -- Introduction -- The Study Area.
Traditional Institutions and Coping with Variability -- Veld Products and Coping with Climate Stresses -- Government Interventions -- The Potential of Remnant Coping Strategies -- Synthesis of Community Coping Strategies -- References -- Chapter 5 Community Development and Coping with Drought in Rural Sudan -- Introduction -- Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation -- Gireighikh Rural Council, Bara Province, North Kordofan State -- Arbaat, Red Sea State -- El Fashir Rural Council, North Darfur State -- Adaptation Opportunities, Obstacles and Risks -- Lessons for Adaptation Processes -- Note -- References -- Chapter 6 Climate, Malaria and Cholera in the Lake Victoria Region: Adapting to Changing Risks -- Introduction -- Methodology for Assessment -- Research Findings -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Making Economic Sense of Adaptation in Upland Cereal Production Systems in The Gambia -- Introduction -- Adaptation Strategies -- Analytical Framework -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8 Past, Present and Future Adaptation by Rural Households of Northern Nigeria -- Introduction -- Objectives and Methods -- Results -- Enhancing Future Opportunities -- References -- Chapter 9 Using Seasonal Weather Forecasts for Adapting Food Production to Climate Variability and Climate Change in Nigeria -- Introduction -- Farm Operations and Variable Weather -- Coping Without the Benefits of Weather Forecasts -- Decisions that Might Benefit from Forecast Information -- Existing Capacity and Practice for Extended-range Weather Forecasting -- Assessment of Seasonal Forecast Skill -- Inadequacies in the Existing Forecast Capacity -- Measures for Upgrading Forecasting Effectiveness -- Measures for Communicating Forecasts to End Users -- Conclusions -- References.
Chapter 10 Adapting Dryland and Irrigated Cereal Farming to Climate Change in Tunisia and Egypt.
Summary 'Sound and solid case studies on vulnerability and adaptation have been woefully lacking in the international discourse on climate change. This set of books begins to bridge the gap.' Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme 'Important reading for students and practitioners alike.' Martin Parry Co-Chair Working Group II (Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'Fills an important gap in our understanding ... It is policy-relevant and deserves to be widely read.' Richard Klein Senior Research Fellow Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Sweden The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in its 2001 report that much of the developing world is highly vulnerable to adverse impacts from climate change. But the IPCC also concluded that the vulnerabilities of developing countries are too little studied and too poorly understood to enable determination of adaptation strategies that would be effective at reducing risks. These authoritative volumes resulting from the work of the Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) project launched by the IPCC in 2002 are the first to provide a comprehensive investigation of the issues at stake. Climate Change and Vulnerability discusses who is vulnerable to climate change the nature of their vulnerability and the causes of their vulnerability for parts of the world that have been poorly researched until now. Climate Change and Adaptation covers current practices for managing climate risks to food security water resources livelihoods human health and infrastructure needs for effective management of climate risks the changing nature of the risks strategies for adaptation and the need to integrate these strategies into development planning and resource management.
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other author Conde, Cecilia.
Kulkarni, Jyoti.
Nyong, Anthony.
Adejuwon, James.
Barros, Vincente.
Lasco, Rodel.
Subject Climatic changes -- Developing countries.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment.
Climatic changes -- Risk management.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781849770811 (electronic bk.)