The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability: Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptation explores the geographic dimensions of vulnerability of human- environmental systems to climate change. It provides information on the concepts, principles, methods and uses of GIS for climate change research and focuses on the spatial characteristics of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, which constitute the primary determinants of vulnerability. It starts with the fundamentals, reviewing the role geography plays in assessing climate change vulnerability beyond applied climatology. It then reviews the basics of GIS: what it is, what it can do and how to integrate climate science and research into existing GIS programs. Next it reviews the essentials of climate change and climate science. From there, the authors (editors) review vulnerability science and its role of in adapting to or mitigating issues stemming from climate change. The techniques of assessing climate change vulnerability are then explored, both on a theoretical and on a practical level. Finally, the applications of what the GIS data reveals are covered, including reviewing climate vulnerable human-environmental systems, scale, data sources, and more. The applications continue into specific areas of impact from water resource systems, to agricultural and ecological systems, human-land interactions and tying it in to the IPCC WGII assessment report of vulnerability. Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability will help readers learn a hands-on, problem-based approaches to providing real-world research across the different roles and modes of GIS applications in climate research. This is an essential resource for researchers across disciplines looking into issues and solutions stemming from climate variability, and for new ways to assess complex and diverse data while doing so. Reviews how to integrate current climate science with diverse environmental data to better model, analyze and predict climate impacts and vulnerabilities Emphasizes the implementation of a wide array of GIS concepts and techniques (e.g., geodatabases, geoprocessing, spatial modeling, mapping, etc.) All tasks of geospatial analytics, modeling and visualization are illustrated in the ArcGIS platform

Produk Detail:

  • Author : U. Sunday Tim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 9780128157718
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOKThe Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability
  • Author : U. Sunday Tim,Sugam Sharma
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 July 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability: Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptation explores the geographic dimensions of vulnerability of human- environmental systems to climate change. It provides information on the concepts, principles, methods and uses of GIS for climate change research and focuses on the spatial characteristics of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, which constitute the primary determinants of vulnerability. It starts with the fundamentals, reviewing the role geography plays in assessing climate change vulnerability beyond applied climatology. It then reviews the basics

People and Climate Change

People and Climate Change
  • Author : Lisa Reyes Mason,Jonathan Rigg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKPeople and Climate Change

Climate change is a profoundly social and political challenge that threatens the well-being, livelihood, and survival of people in communities worldwide. Too often, those who have contributed least to climate change are the most likely to suffer from its negative consequences and are often excluded from the policy discussions and decisions that affect their lives. People and Climate Change pays particular attention to the social dimensions of climate change. It closely examines people's lived experience, climate-related injustice and inequity, why

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa
  • Author : Patrick Brandful Cobbinah,Michael Addaney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKThe Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

This book take a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective

Atlas of Environmental Risks Facing China Under Climate Change

Atlas of Environmental Risks Facing China Under Climate Change
  • Author : Qiuhong Tang,Quansheng Ge
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 July 2017
GET THIS BOOKAtlas of Environmental Risks Facing China Under Climate Change

This atlas provides the most comprehensive and accurate overview of environmental risks relating to climate change vulnerability and adaptation in China. It addresses the agricultural, ecosystem and heat wave health risk posed by climate change and presents the projected environmental risks in the 21st century under climate change and socioeconomic scenarios. The detailed and concise risk assessments are mapped in grid units, allowing easy environmental risk assessment for specific locations. The atlas contributes significantly to the knowledge base for climate

Climate Change, Vulnerability and Migration

Climate Change, Vulnerability and Migration
  • Author : S. Irudaya Rajan,R. B. Bhagat
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 22 September 2017
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change, Vulnerability and Migration

This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea-level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. The volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration

Understanding the Changing Planet

Understanding the Changing Planet
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 23 July 2010
GET THIS BOOKUnderstanding the Changing Planet

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines

Climate and Society in Colonial Mexico

Climate and Society in Colonial Mexico
  • Author : Georgina H. Endfield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 20 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKClimate and Society in Colonial Mexico

By considering three case study regions in Mexico during the Colonial era, Climate and Society in Colonial Mexico: A Study in Vulnerability examines the complex interrelationship between climate and society and its contemporary implications. Provides unique insights on climate and society by capitalizing on Mexico’s rich colonial archives Offers a unique approach by combining geographical and historic perspectives in order to comprehend contemporary concerns over climate change Considers three case study regions in Mexico with very different cultural, economic,

Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures
  • Author : Robin Leichenko,Karen O'Brien
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 28 August 2008
GET THIS BOOKEnvironmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the twenty-first century, namely climate change and globalization. In this book, Leichenko and O'Brien present a conceptual framework for analyzing the interactions between these two processes, and illustrate, through case studies, how these interactions create situations of "double exposure." Drawing upon prominent recent and current climate-related events -- Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, recurring droughts in India, and the melting of Arctic sea ice -- the case

Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
  • Author : Martin L. Parry
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 18 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group II volume provides a completely up-to-date scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change, the vulnerability of natural and human environments, and the potential for response through adaptation. Written by the world's leading experts, the IPCC volumes will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers,

Social Vulnerability and Climate Change

Social Vulnerability and Climate Change
  • Author : Kathy Lynn
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 14 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKSocial Vulnerability and Climate Change

The effects of climate change are expected to be more severe for some segments of society than others because of geographic location, the degree of association with climate-sensitive environments, and unique cultural, economic, or political characteristics of particular landscapes and human populations. Social vulnerability and equity in the context of climate change are important because some populations may have less capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-related hazards and effects. Such populations may be disproportionately affected by

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Mark Pelling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 October 2010
GET THIS BOOKAdaptation to Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change
  • Author : Richard J. T. Klein,Anthony G. Patt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKAssessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

Assessing the vulnerability of human populations to global environmental change, particularly climate change, is now the main imperative of research and international action. However, much of the research into vulnerability is not designed to feed directly into decision making and policy, creating a gap between the knowledge created by researchers and what is required by decision makers. This book seeks to rectify this problem and bridge the gap. It discusses vulnerability as the central theme and brings together many different

An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism
  • Author : Velvet Nelson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 12 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKAn Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today’s global world. This clear and engaging text introduces students to this vast and diverse subject through the lens of geography, the only field with the breadth to consider all of the aspects, activities, and perspectives that constitute tourism.