Living in a Warmer World
How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our LivesEdited by:
Readable, relevant and fascinating, this book examines how our changing climate will affect our everyday lives through access to food, water and even land, and how this will also impact on our health.
Readable, relevant and fascinating, Living in a Warmer World examines how our changing climate will affect our everyday lives through access to food, water and even land, and how this will also impact on our health. More importantly, it looks at what science is doing to help us plan for and adapt to our future. This book looks beyond the debate over how and why, and describes what is actually happening as our world gets warmer. + Full description
Jim Salinger brings together some of the world's leading scientists to describe how a hotter planet is affecting our food supplies, fisheries and agriculture, access to fresh water and public health. From these specifics, a clearer picture emerges of how our planet is changing and how this will affect our lives.- Short description
"For marine scientists, the chapter on Marine Fisheries by Alistair Hobday and Rising Sea Level and Our Coastal Society by John Church are essential reading - very interesting and thought provoking...Many often claim that Australian scientists punch above their weight in the international arena – and this book is no different"
Dr Gina Newton, AMSA Bulletin, August 2013
DetailsPaperback | October 2013 | $ 35.00
ISBN: 9781486300280 | 240 pages | 230 x 150 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Brings together leading scientists and researchers to describe how a hotter planet is impacting on our food supplies, fisheries and agriculture, access to fresh water and our health, and, more importantly, what we are doing to plan for and adapt to our future.
PART I: WHAT IS NATURE TELLLING US?
PART II: WATER
4 Rainfall and water cycle, present and future
7 Sea levels
8 Fresh water for urban populations
PART III: FOOD
10 Pastures and rangelands
PART IV: HEALTH
14 Heat waves and health
15 Climate and infectious diseases, present and future
OUR FUTURE IN A WARMER WORLD
17 Confidence, consensus and the uncertainty cops — tackling risk-management in climate change
18 Ethical Issues
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