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The Impacts of Climate Change. A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social, and Political Issues

  • ID: 5203984
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The Impacts of Climate Change: A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social and Political Issues presents the very real issues associated with climate change and global warming and how it affects the planet and everyone on it. From a physical perspective, the book covers such topics as population pressures, food issues, rising sea-levels and coastline degradation, and health. It then goes on to present social impacts, such as humanitarian issues, ethics, adaptation, urban issues, local action, and socio-economic issues. Finally, it addresses the political impacts, such as justice issues and politics of climate change in different locations.

By offering this holistic review of the latest impacts of climate change, the book helps researchers to better understand what needs to be done in order to move toward renewable energy, change societal habits, and move toward sustainable development.

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1. Introduction

B. PHYSICAL and BIOPHYSICAL IMPACTS 2. The melting of Glaciers and Climate Change 3. Climate Change and Biodiversity 4. Effect of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems 5. Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change 6. Climate Change and Microorganisms 7. Effect of Climate Change on Food Production (Fishing) 8. Effect of Climate Change on Food Production (Animal Products)

C. SOCIAL IMPACTS 9. Social Issues Related to Climate Change and Food Production (Crops) 10. Climate Change and World Population 11. The Social Impacts of Rising Sea Levels on Populations Living in Low Lying Areas 12. Economics, Ecology and Climate Change 13. Societal Adaption to Climate Change 14. Social Attitudes Methodologies to Help Shape Attitudes to Climate Change 15. Risk and Climate Change 16. Effect of Climate Change on The Insurance Sector 17. Game Theory and Climate Change 18. Urban Life and Climate Change

D. POLITICAL IMPACTS 19. Security Implications of Climate Change: With a Focus on Armed Conflict 20. Climate Change Governance 21. Justice and Climate Change 22. Climate Change and The Law 23. Ethics of Measuring The Impacts of Climate Change (The Morally Relevant Assumptions That Go Into Standard Discounted Utilitarian Cost-benefit Analyses) 24. Climate Refugees

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Trevor M. Letcher Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.
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