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Planet Earth 2011

Global Warming Challenges and Opportunities for Policy and Practice

The failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to effectively reach a global agreement on emission reduction targets, led many within the developing world to view this as a reversal of the Kyoto Protocol and an attempt by the developed nations to shirk out of their responsibility for climate change. The issue of global warming has been at the top of the political agenda for a number of years and has become even more pressing with the rapid industrialization taking place in China and India. This book looks at the effects of climate change throughout different regions of the world and discusses to what extent cleantech and environmental initiatives such as the destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases, biofuels, and the role of plant breeding and biotechnology. The book concludes with an insight into the socio-religious impact that global warming has, citing Christianity and Islam.

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Planet Earth 2011Global Warming Challenges and Opportunities for Policy and PracticeEdited by Elias Carayannis

Published: October 3rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/902

ISBN: 978-953-307-733-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6063-2

Copyright year: 2011

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76291 Total Chapter Downloads

35 Crossref Citations

79 Web of Science Citations

101 Dimensions Citations


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1. Climate Change in the Mediterranean over the Last Five Hundred Years

By Dario Camuffo, Chiara Bertolin, Antonio della Valle, Claudio Cocheo, Nazzareno Diodato, Silvia Enzi, Mirca Sghedoni, Mariano Barriendos, Roberto Rodriguez, Fernando Dominguez-Castro, Emmanuel Garnier, Maria Joao Alcoforado and Maria Fatima Nunes


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2. Recent Global Warming Induced Climate Changes

By P. C. Werner, F.-W. Gerstengarbe, H. Österle and M. Wodinski


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3. Environmental Stability for Convective Precipitation Under Global Warming

By Tetsuya Takemi, Syohei Nomura and Yuichiro Oku


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4. Effects of Global Warming on Climate Conditions in the Japanese Alps Region

By Keisuke Suzuki


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5. Melting of Major Glaciers in Himalayas: Role of Desert Dust and Anthropogenic Aerosols

By Anup K. Prasad, Hesham M. Elaskary, Ghassem R. Asrar, Menas Kafatos and Ashok Jaswal


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6. Accounting the Carbon Storage in Disturbed and Non-Disturbed Tropical Andean Ecosystems

By Enrique Peña, Orlando Zúñiga and Julián Peña


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7. Modeling the Monsoons in a Changing Climate

By H. Annamalai


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8. Climatic Effect of the Greenhouse Gases Clusterization

By Alexander Y. Galashev


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9. California Coastal - Cooling a Reverse Reaction from Global Warming General Circulation and Mesoscale Effects

By Bereket Lebassi-Habtezion, Jorge González and Robert Bornstein


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10. Causes and Consequences of the Late 1960s Great Salinity Anomaly

By Mihai Dima and Gerrit Lohmann


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11. Tropical Dry Forests in the Global Picture: The Challenge of Remote Sensing-Based Change Detection in Tropical Dry Environments

By Betsabé de la Barreda-Bautista, Alejandra A. López-Caloca, Stephane Couturier and José Luis Silván-Cárdenas


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12. Cirrus Clouds and Climate Engineering: New Findings on Ice Nucleation and Theoretical Basis

By David L. Mitchell, Subhashree Mishra and R. Paul Lawson


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13. Destruction of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases by Using Nonthermal Plasma Process

By Young Sun Mok


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14. The Choice of Biofuels to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Rogério Cezar de Cerqueira Leite, Manoel Regis Lima Verde Leal and Luís Augusto Barbosa Cortez


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15. Contribution of the Atmospheric Chlorine Reactions to the Degradation of Greenhouse Gases: CFCs Substitutes

By Iván Bravo, Yolanda Díaz-de-Mera, Alfonso Aranda, Elena Moreno and Ernesto Martínez


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16. The Importance of Advective Fluxes to Gas Transport Across the Earth-Atmosphere Interface: The Role of Thermal Convection

By Uri Nachshon, Noam Weisbrod, Maria I. Dragila and Yonatan Ganot


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17. Reforming CO2 into Fuel Using a TiO2 Photocatalyst Membrane Reactor

By Akira Nishimura and Eric Hu


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18. Power Generation Using Nonconventional Renewable Geothermal & Alternative Clean Energy Technologies

By Basel I. Ismail


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19. Four Steps to the Hydrogen Car

By Paul McGuiness and Urša Pirnat


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20. Using Micro Cogeneration Technologies to Enhance the Sustainable Built Environment

By Esam Elsarrag and Yousef Alhorr


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21. Nuclear Methodology for Non-Destructive Multi-Elemental Analysis of Large Volumes of Soil

By Lucian Wielopolski


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22. The Role of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology in Meeting the Challenge of Global Warming

By Nigel G. Halford


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23. Modeling Renewable Energy Consumption for a Greener Global Economy

By Perry Sadorsky


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24. Influence of Global Warming on the RC Structures and Durability Monitoring in Civil Engineering

By Guofu Qiao, Tiejun Liu, Guodong Sun, Yi Hong, Baoguo Han, Huigang Xiao, Zhichun Zhang and Jinping Ou


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25. Tuvalu Visualization Project - Net Art on Digital Globe: Telling the Realities of Remote Places

By Makiko Suzuki Harada, Hidenori Watanave and Shuuichi Endou


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26. The Role of Methane Emissions on Ancient and Present Climatic Changes

By Guido Barone, Elena Chianese and Angelo Riccio


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27. Enteric Methane Emission from Pigs

By Henry Jørgensen, Peter K. Theil and Knud Erik Bach Knudsen


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28. Human Security and Global Warming: Challenges Before Christianity and Islam in Nigeria

By Dokun Oyeshola


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