Climate Change Vulnerability and Migration

Climate Change  Vulnerability and Migration
Author: S. Irudaya Rajan,R. B. Bhagat
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 135137558X
ISBN 13: 9781351375580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Vulnerability and Migration Book Review:

This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea-level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. The volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration to survive. The essays in the volume study the role of remittances sent by migrants to their families in environmentally fragile zones in providing an important cushion and adaptation capabilities to cope with extreme weather events. The book looks at the socio-economic and political drivers of migration, different forms of mobility, mortality and morbidity levels in the affected population, and discusses mitigation and adaption strategies. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of environment and ecology, migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, governance and public policy, and politics.

Geography of Climate Change

Geography of Climate Change
Author: Richard John Aspinall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1135756686
ISBN 13: 9781135756680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geography of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is one of the inescapable themes of current times. Climate change confronts society in issues as diverse as domestic and international political debate and negotiation, discussion in the media and public opinion, land management choices and decisions, and concerns about environmental, social and economic priorities now and for the future. Climate change also spans spatial, temporal and organisational scales, and has strong links with nature-society relationships, environmental dynamics, and vulnerability. Understanding the full range of possible consequences of climate change is essential for informed decision making and debate. This book provides a collection of chapters that span environmental, social and economic aspects of climate change. Together the chapters provide a diverse and contrasting series that highlights the need to analyze, review and debate climate change and its possible impacts and consequences from multiple perspectives. The book also is intended to promote discussion and debate of a more integrated, inclusive and open approach to climate change and demonstrates the value of geography in addressing climate change issues. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

People and Climate Change

People and Climate Change
Author: Lisa Reyes Mason,Jonathan Rigg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 0190886471
ISBN 13: 9780190886479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is a profoundly social and political challenge that threatens the well-being, livelihood, and survival of people in communities worldwide. Too often, those who have contributed least to climate change are the most likely to suffer from its negative consequences and are often excluded from the policy discussions and decisions that affect their lives. People and Climate Change pays particular attention to the social dimensions of climate change. It closely examines people's lived experience, climate-related injustice and inequity, why some groups are more vulnerable than others, and what can be done about it--especially through greater community inclusion in policy change. The book offers a diverse range of rich, community-based examples from across the "Global North" and "Global South" (e.g., sacrificial flood zones in urban Argentina, forced relocation of United Houma tribal members in the United States, gendered water insecurities in Bangladesh and Australia) while posing social and political questions about climate change (e.g., what can be done about the unequal consequences of climate change by questioning and transforming social institutions and arrangements?). It serves as an essential resource for practitioners, policymakers, and undergraduate-/graduate-level educators of courses in environmental studies, social work, urban studies, planning, geography, sociology, and other disciplines that address matters of climate and environmental change.

The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability

The Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability
Author: U. Sunday Tim,Sugam Sharma
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780128157718
ISBN 13: 0128157712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability: Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptation explores the geographic dimensions of vulnerability of human- environmental systems to climate change. It provides information on the concepts, principles, methods and uses of GIS for climate change research and focuses on the spatial characteristics of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, which constitute the primary determinants of vulnerability. It starts with the fundamentals, reviewing the role geography plays in assessing climate change vulnerability beyond applied climatology. It then reviews the basics of GIS: what it is, what it can do and how to integrate climate science and research into existing GIS programs. Next it reviews the essentials of climate change and climate science. From there, the authors (editors) review vulnerability science and its role of in adapting to or mitigating issues stemming from climate change. The techniques of assessing climate change vulnerability are then explored, both on a theoretical and on a practical level. Finally, the applications of what the GIS data reveals are covered, including reviewing climate vulnerable human-environmental systems, scale, data sources, and more. The applications continue into specific areas of impact from water resource systems, to agricultural and ecological systems, human-land interactions and tying it in to the IPCC WGII assessment report of vulnerability. Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability will help readers learn a hands-on, problem-based approaches to providing real-world research across the different roles and modes of GIS applications in climate research. This is an essential resource for researchers across disciplines looking into issues and solutions stemming from climate variability, and for new ways to assess complex and diverse data while doing so. Reviews how to integrate current climate science with diverse environmental data to better model, analyze and predict climate impacts and vulnerabilities Emphasizes the implementation of a wide array of GIS concepts and techniques (e.g., geodatabases, geoprocessing, spatial modeling, mapping, etc.) All tasks of geospatial analytics, modeling and visualization are illustrated in the ArcGIS platform

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Mark Pelling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 1134022026
ISBN 13: 9781134022021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation to Climate Change Book Review:

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions

Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions
Author: Grete K. Hovelsrud,Barry Smit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 9048191742
ISBN 13: 9789048191741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The ‘Year’ That Changed How We View the North This book is about a new theoretical approach that transformed the field of Arctic social studies and about a program called International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY) that altered the position of social research within the broader polar science. The concept for IPY was developed in 2003–2005; its vision was for researchers from many nations to work together to gain cro- disciplinary insight into planetary processes, to explore and increase our understanding of the polar regions, the Arctic and Antarctica, and of their roles in the global system. IPY 2007–2008, the fourth program of its kind, followed in the footsteps of its predecessors, the first IPY in 1882–1883, the second IPY in 1932–1933, and the third IPY (later renamed to ‘International Geophysical Year’ or IGY) in 1957–1958. All earlier IPY/IGY have been primarily geophysical initiatives, with their focus on meteorology, atmospheric and geomagnetic observations, and with additional emphasis on glaciology and sea ice circulation. As such, they excluded socio-economic disciplines and polar indigenous people, often deliberately, except for limited ethnographic and natural history collection work conducted by some expeditions of the first IPY. That once dominant vision biased heavily towards geophysics, oceanography, and ice-sheets, left little if any place for people, that is, the social sciences and the humanities, in what has been commonly viewed as the ‘hard-core’ polar research.

Climate Change Adaptation and Development

Climate Change Adaptation and Development
Author: Tor Håkon Inderberg,Siri Eriksen,Karen O'Brien,Linda Sygna
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 1317685067
ISBN 13: 9781317685067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation and Development Book Review:

Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of development policies and practices. This book presents case studies showing that climate change is as much a problem of development as for development, with many of the risks closely linked to past, present and future development pathways. Development policies and practices can play a key role in addressing climate change, but it is critical to question to what extent such actions and interventions reproduce, rather than address, the social and political structures and development pathways driving vulnerability. The chapters emphasise that adaptation is about much more than a set of projects or interventions to reduce specific impacts of climate change; it is about living with change while also transforming the processes that contribute to vulnerability in the first place. This book will help students in the field of climate change and development to make sense of adaptation as a social process, and it will provide practitioners, policymakers and researchers working at the interface between climate change and development with useful insights for approaching adaptation as part of a larger transformation to sustainability.

Living with Environmental Change

Living with Environmental Change
Author: W. Neil Adger,P. Mick Kelly,Nguyen Huu Ninh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1134604203
ISBN 13: 9781134604203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Environmental Change Book Review:

Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia face diverse challenges created by the rapid evolution of their social, economic and environmental systems and resources. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the Vietnamese situation, identifying the factors shaping social vulnerability and resilience to environmental change and considering prospects for sustainable development.

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780521634557
ISBN 13: 0521634555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change Book Review:

Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans
Author: Anna O'Donnell,Quentin Wodon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 131766454X
ISBN 13: 9781317664543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans Book Review:

Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a social resilience approach. The book is based on primary data from the Sundarbans, a densely populated area located across parts of Bangladesh and India (West Bengal) which is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change. The focus is on assessing how households are affected by cyclones: whether they are able to cope with, adapt to and recover from events and changes; whether they are warned ahead of time; whether they benefit from government safety nets and other social programs; and finally whether they are driven to either temporary or permanent migration. This assessment leads to a better understanding of how exposure to an area of climate change vulnerability and risk affects and shapes human responses.

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change
Author: Rasmus Heltberg,Misha Bonch-Osmolovskiy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:701819736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Vulnerability

Climate Vulnerability
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1570
Release: 2013-03-15
ISBN 10: 0123847044
ISBN 13: 9780123847041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Vulnerability Book Review:

Climate change has been the subject of thousands of books and magazines, scientific journals, and newspaper articles daily. It’s a subject that can be very political and emotional, often blurring the lines between fact and fiction. The vast majority of research, studies, projections and recommendations tend to focus on the human influence on climate change and global warming as the result of CO2 emissions, often to the exclusion of other threats that include population growth and the stress placed on energy sources due to emerging global affluence. Climate Vulnerability seeks to strip away the politics and emotion that surround climate change and will assess the broad range of threats using the bottom up approach—including CO2 emissions, population growth, emerging affluence, and many others—to our five most critical resources: water, food, ecosystems, energy, and human health. Inclusively determining what these threats are while seeking preventive measures and adaptations is at the heart of this unique reference work. Takes a Bottom-Up approach, addressing climate change and the threat to our key resources at the local level first and globally second, providing a more accurate and inclusive approach. Includes extensive cross-referencing, which is key to readers as new connections between factors can be discovered. Cuts across a number of disciplines and will appeal to Biological Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Ecology, and Social Science, comprehensively addressing climate change and other threats to our key resources from multiple perspectives

Environmental Change and Globalization Double Exposures

Environmental Change and Globalization  Double Exposures
Author: Robin Leichenko,Karen O'Brien
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN 10: 0199884269
ISBN 13: 9780199884261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the twenty-first century, namely climate change and globalization. In this book, Leichenko and O'Brien present a conceptual framework for analyzing the interactions between these two processes, and illustrate, through case studies, how these interactions create situations of "double exposure." Drawing upon prominent recent and current climate-related events -- Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, recurring droughts in India, and the melting of Arctic sea ice -- the case studies each demonstrate a different pathway of interaction between globalization and global environmental change. Through exploration of these pathways of double exposure, the book also shows how broader human security concerns including growing inequalities, growing vulnerabilities, and unsustainable rates of development are integrally connected to both processes of global change. The double exposure framework not only sheds light on the challenges raised by these two global processes, but also reveals possibilities for using the interactions to generate positive opportunities for action.

People s Perception on Climate Change Vulnerabilities of South West Coastal Bangladesh

People s Perception on Climate Change Vulnerabilities of South West Coastal Bangladesh
Author: Sumon Kumar Biswas,Ajita Mitra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 9783656989189
ISBN 13: 3656989184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa
Author: Patrick Brandful Cobbinah,Michael Addaney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 303004873X
ISBN 13: 9783030048730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa Book Review:

This book takes a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective by blending the use of case studies and theory based research. It examines transformations in climate change adaptation and its future orientation from the perspectives of urban planners, political economists, environmentalists, ecologists, economists and geographers, thereby addressing the challenges facing African cities adaptation responses from all angles. Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of climate change adaptation in urban Africa, this book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students of geography, urban development and management, environmental science and policy, disaster management, as well as those in the field of urban planning.

Vital but vulnerable climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa s Albertine Rift

Vital but vulnerable  climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa   s Albertine Rift
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 2831715911
ISBN 13: 9782831715919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh

Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh
Author: Salim Momtaz,Masud Shameem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 012803422X
ISBN 13: 9780128034224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh Book Review:

Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regions provides a conceptual and empirical framework for understanding the vulnerability of coastal communities in Bangladesh to multiple stressors and presents the process by which rural households adapt their livelihoods. The livelihoods of the poor people in many developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to multiple shocks and stresses. The effects of climate change interacting with these livelihood disturbances further amplify human vulnerability. Future climate change is likely to aggravate this precarious situation. This book offers a solid framework for analyzing the process and components of adaptation of rural livelihoods to a changing hydro-climatic environment and presents empirical evidence of livelihood adaptation at the local level. The book creates a knowledge-base for the small island developing states (SIDS) experiencing similar socio-economic and climatic conditions. Also fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses for vulnerability reduction and adaptation to climate variability, extremes, and change. Presents an analyses-based adaptation to climate change in a holistic way that takes into account social, economic, and environmental stressors and their interrelationships Examines synergy between disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and social protection in the context of Bangladesh Provides examples of successes and failures in climate change adaptation invaluable for developing countries in similar situations Fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change
Author: Rasmus Heltberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1305847203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change Book Review:

This paper develops a methodology for regional disaggregated estimation and mapping of the areas that are ex-ante the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and variability and applies it to Tajikistan, a mountainous country highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The authors construct the vulnerability index as a function of exposure to climate variability and natural disasters, sensitivity to the impacts of that exposure, and capacity to adapt to ongoing and future climatic changes. This index can inform decisions about adaptation responses that might benefit from an assessment of how and why vulnerability to climate change varies regionally and it may therefore prove a useful tool for policy analysts interested in how to ensure pro-poor adaptation in developing countries. Index results for Tajikistan suggest that vulnerability varies according to socio-economic and institutional development in ways that do not follow directly from exposure or elevation: geography is not destiny. The results indicate that urban areas are by far the least vulnerable, while the eastern Region of Republican Subordination mountain zone is the most vulnerable. Prime agricultural valleys are also relatively more vulnerable, implying that adaptation planners do not necessarily face a trade-off between defending vulnerable areas and defending economically important areas. These results lend support to at least some elements of current adaptation practice.

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Joel B. Smith,Saleemul Huq,Stephanie Lenhart,Luis José Mata,Ivana Nemesová,Sekou Touré
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 9401736537
ISBN 13: 9789401736534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change Book Review:

Martin Parry University College, London, UK The 13 country studies collected in this re Adaptations Assessment published by the port represent the first of what is likely to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change become a worldwide, country-by-country (Carter et al., 1994) as an agreed technical estimate of the likely impacts of, and appro set of scientific methods for climate impact priate adaptations to, greenhouse-gas-in assessment and has written its own guidance duced global climate change. document, Guidance for Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (U.S. CSP, 1994). Under the U.N. Framework Convention on The u.S. Country Studies Program devel Climate Change (UNFCCC), signatories oped the Guidance and other reviews of agreed to two near-term actions and one ma methodology into a nonspecialist set of jor subsequent one. The two near-term ac workbooks for use at the country level, tions are to make annual estimates of the which, backed up by advice from experi emissions and sinks of greenhouse gases, enced scientists from the United States and which are now being reported as part of a other countries, enabled local scientists to country-by-country inventory developed by conduct their own vulnerability and adapta the U.N. Environment Programme, the Or tion assessments.

Climate Change Vulnerability and Migration

Climate Change  Vulnerability and Migration
Author: S. Irudaya Rajan,R. B. Bhagat
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 1351375571
ISBN 13: 9781351375573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Vulnerability and Migration Book Review:

This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea-level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. The volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration to survive. The essays in the volume study the role of remittances sent by migrants to their families in environmentally fragile zones in providing an important cushion and adaptation capabilities to cope with extreme weather events. The book looks at the socio-economic and political drivers of migration, different forms of mobility, mortality and morbidity levels in the affected population, and discusses mitigation and adaption strategies. The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of environment and ecology, migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, governance and public policy, and politics.