A Closer Look at Climate Change

Reggie Paredes (Editor)

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: SCI026000

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Concerted, international efforts to tackle the imminent threat posed by climate change are vitally important. In A Closer Look at Climate Change, referring to a philosophy of science called critical realism, the authors explain why evaluating climate change adaptation interventions is challenging. Critical realism has been utilized in various social science disciplines such as economics, sociology, geography and ecology.

Next, the top five prospects for biochar promotion using Akha Chula are discussed. Akha Chula produces high heat and renewable energy without smoking and is environmentally friendly, ensuring long term soil fertility and better crop yield.

In the following study, the authors aim to investigate how local communities cope with a variety of stresses in rural Zimbabwe. In semiarid regions, water scarcity is a prevalent stressor. Due to climate change, it is predicted that rainfall in Zimbabwe will become more uncertain in the future, exposing more people to water insecurity.

This compilation concludes by describing the measures taken by Oman in relation to the environment since the 1970s. The origin of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation and its establishment in 1989 is also discussed.

Preface

Chapter 1. Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Interventions from a Critical Realism Perspective
(Takaaki Miyaguchi, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan)

Chapter 2. Prospects of Biochar for Clean Energy, Organic Farming and Climate Change Mitigation in Northern Bangladesh
(Md. Rezaul Karim, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh)

Chapter 3. Dry Lands Households’ Responses as a Continuum of on and off Farm Strategies: Insights from Chivi, Zimbabwe
(Vincent Itai Tanyanyiwa and Needmore Mercy Mudzingwa, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe)

Chapter 4. Legacy of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
Sameen Ahmed Khan, Department of Mathematics and Sciences, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman)

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