Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Climate Issues in China - Examining Climate, Its Flux, the Consequences, and Society's Responses

John P. Tiefenbacher

Texas State University


Weather Patterns Rainfall Patterns Agricultural Resources Silvicultural Resources Flood Drought Cyclone Air Quality Management Urban Heat Management Managing Human Exposure Preventing Global Warming Sustainable Development

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About the book

In an era of growing uncertainty about the sustainability of human behaviors, we are becoming more aware of the changes that our activities bring to our environments. As Earth's atmosphere warms due to emissions and releases of greenhouse gases, the climates of the world are in transition, raising the possibilities of new, perhaps unbearable, conditions to which we will have to adapt, adjust, and, in some cases, surrender. In this context of change, there is no more important time for us to understand our climates, deeply, intimately, and thoroughly, so that we may begin to regain our capacities to project the present conditions into future conditions to re-enable planning based on confidence and with certainty.

This volume intends to enable engagement with the realm of climate science in China. As the country with the largest population at the start of the 21st century, China has the capacity to make or break the future of all humanity. The country has 13 distinct climate zones and they are all transforming in a variety of ways due to changing patterns of temperature, precipitation, seasonality, and extremes. There may be beneficial changes in some regions and dangerous and devastating changes in others. The lives of Chinese citizens will be impacted in many direct and indirect ways as they pursue basic needs and advances in the quality of their lives.

This book is intended to provide a multifaceted examination of present and future climates in China, their characteristics and consequences for the lives of Chinese and their communities. It will present research that pertains to issues of management of resources, hazards, and environmental impacts, as well as efforts to lessen the disturbances and destruction that changes, will have on the health, welfare, and social, cultural, and economic systems of the nation. China will, as much as any other country, face significant challenges caused by human-induced modifications of Earth's atmosphere.

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Date completed: June 15th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 4th 2020

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Review results due: November 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: January 22nd 2021

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About the editor

John P. Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

Dr. John P. Tiefenbacher (PhD, Rutgers, 1992) is Professor of Geography at Texas State University. His research has focused on various aspects of hazards and environmental management. Dr. Tiefenbacher has published on a diverse array of topics that examine perception and behaviors with regard to the application of pesticides, releases of toxic chemicals, environments of the US–Mexico borderlands, wildlife hazards, and the geography of wine. More recently his work pertains to adaptation to climate change, spatial responses of wine growing to climate change, the geographies of viticulture and wine, artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict patterns of natural processes, historical ethnic enclaves in American cities and regions, and environmental adaptation by European immigrants to North America.

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