Get 40% off select Statistics books or choose from thousands of Archive eBooks at 9.99 each!

NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Climate

Global Change and Local Adaptation

Editors: Linkov, Igor, Bridges, Todd S. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • State-of-the science approach to climate change adaptation
  • Focus on practical applications and management solutions
  • Use of advanced quantitative tools to address policy problems
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1770-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1769-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1772-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Rising sea levels and altered weather patterns are expected to significantly alter coastal and inland environments for humans, infrastructure and ecosystems. Potential land-use changes and population increases, coupled with uncertain predictions for sea level rise and storm frequency/intensity represent a significant planning challenge. While efforts to mitigate climate change continue, plans must be made to adapt to the risks that climate change poses to humans, infrastructure, and ecosystems alike. This book addresses integrated environmental assessment and management as part of the nexus of climate change adaptation. Risk analysis has emerged as a useful approach to guide assessment, communication and management of security risks. However, with respect to climate change, an integrated, multi-criteria, multi-hazard, risk-informed decision framework is desirable for evaluating adaptation strategies. The papers in Part 1 summarize societal and political needs for climate change adaptation. Part 2 includes papers summarizing the state of the art in climate change adaptation. Three further parts cover: the process of change in coastal regions, in inland regions, and, finally, the potential challenges to homeland security for national governments. Each of these parts reviews achievements, identifies gaps in current knowledge, and suggests research priorities.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1770-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1769-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1772-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate
Book Subtitle
Global Change and Local Adaptation
Editors
  • Igor Linkov
  • Todd S. Bridges
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1770-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1770-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1769-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-1772-5
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 598
Number of Illustrations
141 b/w illustrations
Topics