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Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change

Anomalous climatic outcomes such as higher temperatures, intense rainfall and flood, frequent and severe droughts are now at the new level. Without appropriate adaptation measures, climate change is bound to exacerbate vulnerability of society, place food security and human health at risk, threaten the lives of growing urban population and impede the goal of attaining sustainable development. The human and social dimensions of climate change, including climate policy, are essential parts of our response to the many challenges emanating from climate change. By focusing on a wide range of topics and involving a diverse array of scholars, this book sheds lights on human and social dimensions of climate change; topics neglected and often poorly understood by scholars and policymakers.

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Human and Social Dimensions of Climate ChangeEdited by Netra Chhetri

Published: November 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3242

ISBN: 978-953-51-0847-4

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5 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations

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1. Technological Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in the Peruvian Highlands

By Ann Marie Raymondi, Sabrina Delgado Arias and Renée C. Elder

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2. Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation for Building Local Resilience in the Himalayas

By Pashupati Chaudhary, Keshab Thapa, Krishna Lamsal, Puspa Raj Tiwari and Netra Chhetri

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3. Communicating the Needs of Climate Change Policy Makers to Scientists

By Molly E. Brown, Vanessa M. Escobar and Heather Lovell

881

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4. Climate Change: Innovative Approaches for Modeling and Simulation of Water Resources and Socioeconomic Dynamics

By Attila Fur and Flora Ijjas

657

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5. Quantification of the Urban Heat Island Under a Changing Climate over Anatolian Peninsula

By Tayfun Kindap, Alper Unal, Huseyin Ozdemir, Deniz Bozkurt, Ufuk Utku Turuncoglu, Goksel Demir, Mete Tayanc and Mehmet Karaca

1314

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6. Climate Change on the Urban Scale – Effects and Counter-Measures in Central Europe

By Wilhelm Kuttler

1738

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7. Targeting the Future: Smarter, Cleaner Infrastructure Development Choices

By Andrew Chen and Jennifer Warren

921

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8. Land Grab, Food Security and Climate Change: A Vicious Circle in the Global South

By Kihwan Seo and Natalia Rodriguez

1637

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9. Climate Changes and Its Impact on Agriculture – The Case Study of Bulgaria

By Nedka Ivanova and Plamen Mishev

1204

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10. Characterization of the Events of the Dry Spell in a Basin Northern Tunisia

By Majid Mathlouthi and Fethi Lebdi

2324

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11. Climate Change and Grape Wine Quality: A GIS Approach to Analysing New Zealand Wine Regions

By Subana Shanmuganathan, Ajit Narayanan and Philip Sallis

1122

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12. Impact of Climate Change on the Geographic Scope of Diseases

By Dziedzom K. de Souza, Priscilla N. Owusu and Michael D. Wilson

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13. Impact of Climate Change on Zoonotic Diseases in Latin America

By Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales and Carlos A. Delgado-López

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