Encyclopedia of Climate Change (11 Volume Set)


Søren M. Jørgensen (Editor)
Laerke J. Hermansen (Editor)

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

This 11 volume set is a compilation of important research on climate change. Some of the topics addressed include:
· energy sustainability and natural resources
· environmental monitoring and evaluation methods
· sustainable livestock production and food security
· organic farming
· the causes and effects of glacier retreat
· endangered species
· The Paris Agreement and the potential implications of US withdrawal
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Chapter 1. Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Interventions in Bangladesh: A Review of Selected Government Interventions
Chapter 2. Perspectives of Atmospheric Sciences in the Azores: History of Meteorology and Climate Change
Chapter 3. Integrating GIS into Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Planning in the Caribbean
Chapter 4. Climate Change and Sustainable Groundwater Management in Thailand
Chapter 5. Future Trends in Energy and Climate Change in Thailand
Chapter 6. Climate Change Adaptation and Women’s Political Participation in Thailand: An Analysis of Transnational Advocacy Networks
Chapter 7. Climate Change and Its Impact on the Growth of the Primary Spring Field Crops in Serbia
Chapter 8. Effect of Global Climate Change on Occupational Health: Heat Stress
Chapter 9. Soil Functions and Soil Protection in the Era of Climate Change: A Multilevel Perspective
Chapter 10. Ethical Issues with Relying on Pricing Carbon as a Policy Response to Climate Change
Chapter 11. Emergency Sustainability and Ethics: Climate Change, Epistemic Health and Nihilism
Chapter 12. Commentary on Climate Change and Livestock Production in the Developing World
Chapter 13. Climate Change and Its Potential Risks Towards Public Health
Chapter 14. Climate Change: Impacts, Policy and Perspectives
Chapter 15. Building Resilience: The Reciprocal Relationship between Livestock and Climate Change in Chile
Chapter 16. Impacts of Climate Change on Forage Production, World Wide Efforts for Mitigation and Adaptation and the Concept of Smart-Climate Agriculture
Volume 2
Chapter 17. Aerosols and Global Climate Change
Chapter 18. Spirituality and the Economy of Climate Change
Chapter 19. Channelling of the International Responsibility in Case of Damage to the Oceans and Seas as a Result of Climate Change
Chapter 20. The International Regime on Dumping at Sea and Climate Change Mitigation: Developments Concerning Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Sub-Seabed Geological Formations
Chapter 21. Assessing Critical Loads for Nitrogen under Climate Change Based on Chemical and Biological Indicators in a Sub-Arctic Country: The Case of Sweden
Chapter 22. Traditional Forest Exploitation and Climate Change Mitigation in Cameroon
Chapter 23. Legumes and Climate Change
Chapter 24. Web GIS for Monitoring Climate Change
Chapter 25. The Role of the Plankton and Microbe Communities in the Northern Pelagic Ecosystems and the Effects of Climate Change
Chapter 26. Improving Health and Well-Being through Climate Change Adaptation
Chapter 27. Genetic Consequences and Management Implications of Climate Change for the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Chapter 28. Biomarker Responses in Bivalves Affected by Environmental Stressors Associated with the Global Climate Change
Chapter 29. Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change across Agroecological Zones in Jamaica: Insights for Community-Based Adaptation Strategies
Chapter 30. The Value of a Human Rights-Based Approach to the Climate Change Mitigation Policy
Chapter 31. The Global Threat of Climate Change: Implications on Cardiovascular Diseases and the Latest Knowledge Concerning Preventive Medicine
Chapter 32. Renewable Energy and Climate Change: The Role of the Technology Mechanism of the UNFCCC to Help Developing Countries to Achieve the SDGs
Chapter 33. Climate Change Mitigation Potentials of Carbon Labels in the Aviation Industry
Chapter 34. Climate Change in Lake Ngami, Botswana
Volume 3
Chapter 35. Adapting Forest Management to Climate Change: Controlling Stand Density Depending on the Climate
Chapter 36. An Overview of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Approaches to Mitigate Global Climate Change
Chapter 37. Assessment of Biogenic Substances of Selected Terrestrial Waters in the Northern Part of Western Siberia: Significance for Ecology and Climate Change
Chapter 38. Quality Assessment of Selected Surface Waters of the Arctic Tundra of Western Siberia in the Context of Climate Change
Chapter 39. Concrete Steps towards the Promotion of Renewable Energy Deployment in an Effort to Tackle Climate Change
Chapter 40. An Overview of the Current Global and Regional Actions against Climate Change
Chapter 41. Corporate Reporting on Climate Change and Global Warming Issues: A Literature Survey and Agenda for Future Research
Chapter 42. Biological Pest Control of the Tetranychid Mite Oligonychus perseae in Avocado and Challenges to Face in a Climate Change Scenario
Chapter 43. Climate Change Effects on Evapotranspiration Estimated by Different Empirical Models under Mediterranean Environment
Chapter 44. Gender Analysis of Cassava Farmers’ Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Chapter 45. Adaptive Forest Management Practices Promoting Resilience of Oak Forests to Future Climate Change
Chapter 46. Global Climate Change and Mung Bean Production: A Roadmap towards Future Sustainable Agriculture
Chapter 47. Thermal Ecology of Brown Trout and the Climate Change Challenge
Chapter 48. The Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution and Diversity of Soil Microorganisms and Their Adaptation Mechanisms
Chapter 49. Advances in Applying Transcription Factors to Improve Plant Multi-Abiotic Stress Tolerance under Global Climate Change
Volume 4
Chapter 50. Forecasted Changes in Growth along Different Regions of the Stem under Future Scenarios of Climate Change
Chapter 51. The Supreme Court’s First Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA
Chapter 52. Resilience Management of Alpine Rangeland Ecosystems under Climate Change in North-West China
Chapter 53. Impact of Climate Change on Urban Water Demand in Future Decades: An Australian Case Study
Chapter 54. Can Microbiological Soil Properties Recover in the Mid-Term after Wildfires, Climate Change Affection and Post-Fire Thinning? A Case Study in Aleppo Pine Stands in the Southeastern of Spain
Chapter 55. Potentialities of Biochars from Different Biomasses for Climate Change Abatement by Carbon Capture and Soil Amelioration
Chapter 56. Using Crop Genetic Resources to Help Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change: Economics and Policy
Chapter 57. Legal Instrument for Climate Change: Challenges and Perspectives
Chapter 58. Enabling Landscape Interventions: Climate Change Programs – The Case of Ethiopia and Zambia
Chapter 59. Biomarkers of Thermal Adaptation: New Tools in Sustainable Livestock Production under Climate Change
Chapter 60. Half a Century of Agrarian Reform under Threat: Climate Change and the Future of Zimbabwe’ Small Farm Empire
Chapter 61. Land Use Practices, Cropping Systems and Climate Change Vulnerability to Mountain Agro-Ecosystems of Nepal
Chapter 62. Water Resources and Climate Changes in Metropolitan Areas in Tropical Countries of South America
Chapter 63. Perspective of Bioenergy Crop Jatropha curcas Improving Agriculture and Mitigation of Global Climate Change
Chapter 64. Agroforestry Research in India: Relevance in Livelihood and Climate Change
Chapter 65. Agroforestry: An Alternate Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change Mitigation Option for the Farmers of Central India
Volume 5
Chapter 66. Climate Change: USDA’s Ongoing Efforts Can Be Enhanced with Better Metrics and More Relevant Information for Farmers
Chapter 67. U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Chapter 68. Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts
Chapter 69. DOE Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Chapter 70. Importance of Protected Areas for Carnivore Conservation in Ghana
Chapter 71. Density and Distribution of Birds in the Xavi Ecotourism Site, Ghana
Chapter 72. Botanical Assessment in a Community Forest Resource Management Area, Ghana
Chapter 73. Adaptive Cluster Sampling for Assessment of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPS)
Chapter 74. Solid Waste Composition, Material Recovery and Climate Change. The Case of Accra Polytechnic
Chapter 75. Towards Energy Sustainability in Ghana: A Review of the Empirics on Determinants of Energy Consumption
Chapter 76. Executive Order 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change
Chapter 77. Dynamics of Riparian Vegetation (Geoecodynamics) in Thermo-Mediterranean Landscapes
Chapter 78. Fluvial Geomorphology of Mars: Background to Separate Biogenic and Abiogenic Effects and to Identify Climate Change Related Features
Chapter 79. Spatiotemporal Variability of the Channel Pattern of High Arctic Proglacial Rivers
Chapter 80. Climate Change: Better Management of Exposure to Potential Future Losses Is Needed for Federal Flood and Crop Insurance
Chapter 81. Climate Change: Financial Risks to Federal and Private Insurers in Coming Decades Are Potentially Significant
Chapter 82. Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress
Volume 7
Chapter 83. Climate Change Science: Key Points
Chapter 84. Overview of Different Aspects of Climate Change Effects on Soils
Chapter 85. Economics of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures in Canada
Chapter 86. An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Co-Grazing Sheep and Beef in Western Canadian Rangeland
Chapter 87. Agricultural Practices to Improve Energy Input and Resource Efficiency in Cropping Systems
Chapter 88. Agricultural Practices to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cropping Systems
Chapter 89. A Rural Bioeconomic Strategy to Redefine Primary Production Systems within the Australian Innovation System: Productivity, Management, and Impact of Climate Change
Chapter 90. A Statistical Approach to Evaluating ‘Crop Switching’ as a Response to Climate Change
Chapter 91. Co-Production of High-Protein Feed and Bio-Oil for Poultry Protein Productivity and Fuel Switching in Mozambique: Avoiding Transesterification and Food Insecurity
Chapter 92. A PV-Battery-Powered 12V Gas Membrane with Wood Desiccants for Postharvest Hermetic Grain Storage
Chapter 93. Waste Rice Husk Continuous Carbonizers for Carbon Sequestration and Energy in Rural Philippine Regions
Chapter 94. Index Based Agricultural Insurance as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Africa
Chapter 95. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Reducing Canada’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gases – A Review
Chapter 96. Climate Change: Frequently Asked Questions about the 2015 Paris Agreement
Chapter 97. Greenhouse Gas Pledges by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Chapter 98. International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law
Volume 8
Chapter 99. Exploring the Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Climate Change Initiatives
Chapter 100. Indigenous Stewardship Methods and NRCS Conservation Practices Guidebook
Chapter 101. Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Application by Service Scientists
Chapter 102. Glacier Physics from First Principles
Chapter 103. Debris Cover Expansion on Djankuat Glacier through the Direct Monitoring period and Its Effect on the Mass Balance
Chapter 104. Mountain Glaciers of the SE Altai, Russia: The Holocene Chronology and Effects on the Topography Changes
Chapter 105. The Effect of Climate Change on Microbial Communities from Glaciers
Chapter 106. Physical-Geographical Factors of Origin and Evolution of the Debeli Namet Glacier (Montenegro)
Chapter 107. High Altitude Temperature Changes in the Tropical Andes over the last 15,000 Years Estimated from a Glaciological Model
Chapter 108. Climate Change: HHS Could Take Further Steps to Enhance Understanding of Public Health Risks
Chapter 109. Assessing Health Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Guide for Health Departments
Volume 9
Chapter 110. Transformative Adaptation under Climate and Global Change along the Silk Road: Challenges and Potentials
Chapter 111. Rangeland and Grassland in the Region of Former Soviet Union: Future Implications for Silk Road Countries
Chapter 112. Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plants of Relevant Territory along the Silk Road
Chapter 113. Rangeland and Grassland in Inner-Mongolia, China and its Function in Ecology and Economics of the New Silk Road
Chapter 114. Rangelands and Grasslands in the Tibetan Plateau of China: Ecological Structure and Function at the Top of the World
Chapter 115. Rangeland and Grassland in Gansu-Xinjiang China, and Its Function in Silk Road and Future?
Chapter 116. Rangeland and Pastureland in Iran: Potentials, Problems and Prospects
Chapter 117. Rangeland and Pastureland in Afghanistan: Its Current Status and Future Prospects
Chapter 118. Pakistan: Status and Perspective Functions of Rangeland Resources in a Changing World under One Belt, One Road Initiative
Chapter 119. Rangeland and Grassland in Nepal’s Alpine Regions: Problems and Prospects
Chapter 120. Rangeland and Grassland in Mongolia: Land and People in Transition
Chapter 121. Uzbekistan-Rangelands and Pasturelands: Problems and Prospects
Chapter 122. Rangelands and Pasturelands of Tajikistan: Problems and Prospects
Chapter 123. Assessment of the Scale, Geographical Distribution and Diversity of Pastures along the Kazakhstan’s Part of the Route of the Great Silk Road
Chapter 124. Transformation in Pasture use in Kyrgyzstan. What are the Costs of Pasture Degradation?
Chapter 125. Turkmenistan – Rangelands and Pasturelands: Problems and Prospects
Chapter 126. Unifying Perspectives: Future Problems and Prospects for People and the Natural Resource Base on Which They Depend
Volume 10
Chapter 127. Prospects of Biochar for Clean Energy, Organic Farming and Climate Change Mitigation in Northern Bangladesh
Chapter 128. Legacy of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
Chapter 129. Dry Lands Households’ Responses as a Continuum of on and off Farm Strategies: Insights from Chivi, Zimbabwe
Chapter 130. Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Interventions from a Critical Realism Perspective
Chapter 131. Indigenous Knowledge and Resilience to River Floods in West Africa
Chapter 132. Econometric Analysis of Farmers’ Climate Perception and Adaptation in Nigeria
Chapter 133. Farmers’ Perceptions and Adaptive Responses to Climate Change in the Guinea Savanna Zone, Nigeria
Chapter 134. Farming Adaptation in the Western Sudanese Savannah: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead
Chapter 135. The Effects of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Shea-Parks Conservation in Northern Benin, West-Africa
Chapter 136. Implications of Subjective Probabilities during Extreme Weather Events Associated with Climate Change (SPEWEACCS) for Climate Risk Assessment and Farm Adaptation Choices: A Study of Ghanaian Farmers
Chapter 137. Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change: Case of Maize Farming in Northern Benin (West Africa)
Chapter 138. Towards Inclusive Decision-Making for Climate Change Adaptation: A Household-Level Analysis in North Benin (West Africa)
Volume 11
Chapter 139. Climate Change: Activities of Selected Agencies to Address Potential Impact on Global Migration
Chapter 140. Climate Change: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposure
Chapter 141. Evolving Assessments of Human and Natural Contributions to Climate Change
Chapter 142. Climate Change: Analysis of Reported Federal Funding
Chapter 143. The Endangered Species Act and Climate Change: Selected Legal Issues
Chapter 144. The Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Chapter 145. Paris Agreement: U.S. Climate Finance Commitments
Chapter 146. Potential Implications of U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Chapter 147. Climate Change and the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (S. 2302)
Chapter 148. A Brief Comparison of Two Climate Change Mitigation Approaches: Cap-and-Trade and Carbon Tax (or Fee)
Chapter 149. Projected Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Chapter 150. Climate-Related Risk Disclosure Under U.S. Securities Laws


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