Die Party ist vorbei Unsere Erde wird ausgeplündert, die Vielfalt des Lebens schrumpft dramatisch. CHANGE! Mit diesem Appell baut der Autor eine Brücke in die nahe Zukunft. Was müssen wir jetzt tun, damit unsere Kinder und Enkel noch gut leben können? Schluss mit dem Wachstumswahn Entschlossener Kampf gegen den Klimawandel Schutz der Biodiversität Lebensqualität durch mehr Freizeit und ein solidarisches Miteinander. Ego ist out. Weniger Konsum, weniger Autos, weniger Flüge Steuern auf Ressourcen (Wasser, Bodenschätze, Luft) Weniger Chemie, Plastik und Industrienahrung Ein starker Staat, der den zügellosen ´´freien Markt´´ kontrolliert Zerschlagen von Monopolen (Digitalisierung, Industrie, Ernährung) Das Ziel: ein humanes Leben in Einklang mit der Natur ´´Wir stehen am Wendepunkt des 21. Jahrhunderts. Hier entscheidet sich unsere Zukunft. Kein Hollywood-Held wird uns retten. Wir müssen handeln. JETZ! ´´
Primate Change offers up a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since the agricultural revolution, how the way we live now is altering us inside and out, and what things we can do to turn back the clock.
There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth s climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this crucial issue. It has been conducted by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service, and a former Chief Economist of the World Bank. The Economics of Climate Change will be invaluable for all students of the economics and policy implications of climate change, and economists, scientists and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change.
The volume brings together leading climate change policy experts to set out the economic analysis and the nature of the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and beyond.
Discusses what climate change is and why it is happening, and considers some of the political, social, economic, and scientific issues that characterize the debate about global warming.
This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent science from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and many illustrations include new data. The new edition also reflects advances in the political debate over climate change. Unique amongst textbooks on climate change, it combines an introduction to the science with an introduction to economic and policy issues, and is tightly focused on anthropogenic climate change. It contains the necessary quantitative depth for students to properly understand the science of climate change. It supports students in using algebra to understand simple equations and to solve end-of-chapter problems. Supplementary online resources include a complete set of PowerPoint figures for instructors, solutions to exercises, videos of the author´s lectures, and additional computer exercises.
The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. There is an urgent need to rethink our response to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the climate system, including a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, and fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds. These are the technologies of geoengineering and, as Oliver Morton argues in The Planet Remade, it would be as irresponsible to ignore them as it would be foolish to see them as a simple solution to the problem. Morton explores the history, politics, and cutting-edge science of geoengineering and weighs the promise and perils of these controversial strategies. He addresses the deep fear that comes with seeing humans as a force of nature, and asks what it might mean - and what it might require of us - to try to use that force for good.
This volume synthesizes research from a five year program supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development to assess how coastal communities in Tanzania can adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, and better assert their rights to implement decisions regarding coastal resource management in the context of global climate change. Throughout ten chapters, the book deploys a holistic approach to adopt a conceptual model of socio-ecological systems, and characterize human-nature interactions in an integrative way to understand anthropogenic pressures on ecosystems to guide conservation and management. The book will be of interest to researchers, students studying environmental management and climate change, planners, and policy makers. The book begins by describing the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the Tanzanian coastal environment, then discusses the impacts of climate change on coastal resource governance, community vulnerability, and livelihood security. Then, intervention strategies are offered as a means for local communities to not only adapt to climate change impacts, but also to engage in decision-making processes to assess vulnerabilities and address challenges and limitations through educated measures. The final chapters discuss the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal communities to climate change impacts to assess how livelihoods are constructed in response to impacts, and summarize the key findings to determine the best adaptation strategies to improve adaptive capacity and reduce socio-economic vulnerability.