Global Climate Change

Author: Arnold Jeffrey Bloom
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
File Size: 14,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 3451
Download or Read Book

Mark Twain's comment that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it no longer applies: human activities have altered the global climate, and governments are having to act now to avoid more extreme perturbations. Global Climate Change examines the factors responsible for global climate change and the geophysical, biological, economic, legal, and cultural consequences of such changes. The book highlights the complexity of decision-making under uncertainty, contrasting the methods that various disciplines employ to evaluate past and future conditions

Global Climate Change Ebook

Author: Arnold J. Bloom
ISBN: 9781605354927
File Size: 20,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7972
Download or Read Book

Global Climate Change And Terrestrial Invertebrates

Author: Scott N. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119070872
File Size: 25,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9833
Download or Read Book

Invertebrates perform such vital roles in global ecosystems—and so strongly influence human wellbeing—that biologist E.O. Wilson was prompted to describe them as “little things that run the world.” As they are such powerful shapers of the world around us, their response to global climate change is also pivotal in meeting myriad challenges looming on the horizon—everything from food security and biodiversity to human disease control. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the latest scientific knowledge and contemporary theory relating to global climate change and terrestrial invertebrates. Featuring contributions from top international experts, this book explores how changes to invertebrate populations will affect human decision making processes across a number of crucial issues, including agriculture, disease control, conservation planning, and resource allocation. Topics covered include methodologies and approaches to predict invertebrate responses, outcomes for disease vectors and ecosystem service providers, underlying mechanisms for community level responses to global climate change, evolutionary consequences and likely effects on interactions among organisms, and many more. Timely and thought-provoking, Global Climate Change and Terrestrial Invertebrates offers illuminating insights into the profound influence the simplest of organisms may have on the very future of our fragile world.

Tropic Of Chaos

Author: Christian Parenti
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568586000
File Size: 40,62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 5122
Download or Read Book

An investigative journalist visits the economically and politically battered post-colonial nations around the earth's mid-latitudes and reveals how extreme weather in the era of climate change is breeding banditry, humanitarian crises and state failure.

Official Meeting Program

Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting
File Size: 72,65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 2248
Download or Read Book

Convergence Of Catastrophes

Author: Guillaume Faye
Publisher: Arktos
ISBN: 1907166467
File Size: 10,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 5283
Download or Read Book

Faye rigorously examines today's escalating crises one by one. He reminds readers they should not give in to pessimism, that what is being experienced is not an apocalypse, but a metamorphosis of humanity.

Our Uncertain Future

Author: David M. Mills
Publisher: Pacific Beach Pub
ISBN: 9780578130361
File Size: 78,11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 1812
Download or Read Book

What will happen in our future? Some predict that we face elimination by superintelligent machines, others predict destruction due to climate change, yet others predict massive unemployment and economic collapse due to automation. We have been told of advantages and dangers of nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and other technologies. Each author has largely ignored the other points of view. But, there can be only one future. This is a refreshing new look at our future from a former university professor who holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering, physics and psychology. The findings to date on climate change, automation, economics, history of technology, and future digital and other technological changes have been thoroughly reviewed, and a synthesis offered that includes all these forces in a single future. The result predicts an incredible future in which the precise details of our technological progress cannot be determined in advance, but a future which is predicted to unfold with ever more increasing rates of change. The best way to prepare for this future, a future already well underway, will be to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the changes driving our future, the opportunities offered by the very technologies driving us toward our incredible future. The future, fraught with danger, can be surprisingly bright -- if we can make use of the opportunities implicit in the challenges to come.

Convergence Of Contemporary Art Visual Culture And Global Civic Engagement

Author: Shin, Ryan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522516662
File Size: 64,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 434
Download or Read Book

Art is a multi-faceted part of human society, and often is used for more than purely aesthetic purposes. When used as a narrative on modern society, art can actively engage citizens in cultural and pedagogical discussions. Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the relationship between popular media, art, and visual culture, analyzing how this intersection promotes global pedagogy and learning. Highlighting relevant perspectives from both international and community levels, this book is ideally designed for professionals, upper-level students, researchers, and academics interested in the role of art in global learning.

Global Warming Gridlock

Author: David G. Victor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496824
File Size: 37,90 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 9247
Download or Read Book

Global warming is one of today's greatest challenges. The science of climate change leaves no doubt that policies to cut emissions are overdue. Yet, after twenty years of international talks and treaties, the world is now in gridlock about how best to do this. David Victor argues that such gridlock has arisen because international talks have drifted away from the reality of what countries are willing and able to implement at home. Most of the lessons that policy makers have drawn from the history of other international environmental problems won't actually work on the problem of global warming. Victor argues that a radical rethinking of global warming policy is required and shows how to make international law on global warming more effective. This book provides a roadmap to a lower carbon future based on encouraging bottom-up initiatives at national, regional and global levels, leveraging national self-interest rather than wishful thinking.

Convergence The Globalization Of Mind

Author: Theo Horesh
Publisher: Bauu Institute
ISBN: 9781936955145
File Size: 58,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5508
Download or Read Book

Humanity is now faced with an array of global challenges we are ill equipped to handle. Climate change and nuclear proliferation, food security and global pandemic disease each concern us all. But we lack the global institutions through which they might be solved. And these institutions are lacking because most people put the needs of their own groups first. While the great challenges of the twenty-first century are largely global, few people think of themselves as global citizens. And few bring the same balance and maturity to global issues that they do to more national concerns. The world is vast and overwhelming. Making sense of it requires greater knowledge, greater empathy, and greater ethical commitments. This process might best be described as the globalization of mind, and it is just getting under way. But thinking globally will become easier as global interconnectivity increases, as global institutions grow in scope, and as more people are exposed to greater human diversity and devote themselves to solving global challenges. "Convergence: The Globalization of Mind" is a magisterial exploration of the challenges that lie in wait, raising as many questions as it answers, and all the while deepening the readers' own global thinking.