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Advances in Global Change Research

African Climate and Climate Change

Physical, Social and Political Perspectives

Editors: Williams, Charles J. R., Kniveton, Dominic (Eds.)

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  • A rare chance to read a collection of case studies on African climate change that spans the sciences to social sciences
  • Interdisciplinary flesh for the skeleton of concern that surrounds the impacts of climate change in Africa
  • Details a suite of methodologies from composite analysis through general circulation models to agent based models to research on the impacts of climate change
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Compared to many other regions of the world, Africa is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability. Widespread poverty, an extensive disease burden and pockets of political instability across the continent has resulted in a low resilience and limited adaptative capacity of African society to climate related shocks and stresses. To compound this vulnerability, there remains large knowledge gaps on African climate, manifestations of future climate change and variability for the region and the associated problems of climate change impacts. Research on the subject of African climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach linking studies of environmental, political and socio-economic spheres. In this book we use different case studies on climate change and variability in Africa to illustrate different approaches to the study of climate change in Africa from across the spectrum of physical, social and political sciences. In doing so we attempt to highlight a toolbox of methodologies (along with their limitations and advantages) that may be used to further the understanding of the impacts of climate change in Africa and thus help form the basis for strategies to negate the negative implications of climate change on society.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Climate and Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Physical, Social and Political Perspectives
Editors
  • Charles J. R. Williams
  • Dominic Kniveton
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3842-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3842-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3841-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3538-5
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 204
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