The Regions and global warming : impacts and response strategies / edited by Jurgen Schmandt, Judith Clarkson

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Subjects: Global warming
Climatic changes--Environmental aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
Series: HARC global change studies v. 1
HARC global change studies v. 1
LC Classification: Q, QC
Physical Description: x, 337 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: Contributors
1. Introduction: Global Warming as a Regional Issue / Jurgen Schmandt, Judith Clarkson 3
Pt. I. Identifying Regional Impacts of and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change 13
2. Coastal Land Loss in the Chesapeake Bay Region: An Historical Analog Approach to Global Change Analysis / Stephen P. Leatherman 17
3. The Delta Regions and Global Warming: Impact and Response Strategies for Bangladesh / Fasih Uddin Mahtab 28
4. The Regional Impact of Global Warming in Mexico: Uncertainty, Vulnerability and Response / Diana Liverman 44
5. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Human Settlement Patterns in the West and Central African (WACAF) Region: Response Strategies / Stella C. Ogbuagu 69
6. Global Warming: Impacts and Implications for South Asia / R. K. Pachauri 79
Pt. II. Analyzing the Regional Impacts of Climate Change 91
7. Assessing Physical and Societal Responses to Global Warming / Michael H. Glantz 95
8. The Problem of Soil Moisture with Global Warming / Konstantin Ya. Vinnikov 113
9. Methodology for Assessing Regional Economic Impacts of and Responses to Climate Change: the MINK Study / Norman J. Rosenberg, Pierre R. Crosson, William E. Easterling III, Mary S. McKenney, Kenneth D. Frederick, Michael Bowes 132
10. Global Warming and Forests of the Great Lakes States: An Example of the Use of Quantitative Projections in Policy Analysis / Daniel B. Botkin 154
11. The Impact of Climate Change on Rice Variety Selection in Thailand / Suwanna Panturat, Amos Eddy 167
12. Assessing Regional Damage Costs from Global Warming / Robert U. Ayres 182
Pt. III. Developing Regional Policies for Climate Change 199
13. Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change in Fragile Resource Zones / N. S. Jodha 203
14. Global Climate Change: The Role of Developing Countries / Jose Goldemberg 219
15. Understanding the Implications of Global Warming in Developing Regions: The Case of Northeast Brazil / Antonio R. Magalhaes 237
16. Regions of Resilience: An Essay on Global Warming / Ian Burton 257
17. Regional Boundaries and Global Climate Change: Northeast North America / William R. Moomaw 275
18. Climate Change - Need for National Awareness and Commitment among Small Regional Communities: Case of the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands / Vijaya Lakshmi Saha 290
19. Policy Responses to Climate Change in Southeast Asia / Ferenc L. Toth 304
Appendix: Report of the 1991 Woodlands Conference 323
Index 333
Additional Authors: Schmandt, Jurgen
Clarkson, Judith
Notes: LCCN: 92002826
ISBN: 0195075862 (acid-free paper) :$59.95
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 25283005
ISBN/ISSN: 0195075862