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Climate Change and Food Security by Global climatic change has resulted in new and unpredictable patterns of precipitation and temperature, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels. These changes impact all four aspects of food security - availability, accessibility, stability of supply and appropriate nourishment - as well as the entire food system - food production, marketing, processing, distribution and prices. Climate Change and Food Security focuses on the challenge to food security posed by a changing climate. The book brings together many of the critical global concerns of climate change and food security through local cases based on empirical studies undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Focusing on risk reduction and the complex nature of vulnerability to climate change, the book includes chapters on the responsiveness of farmers based on traditional knowledge, as well as the critical phenomenon of food insecurity in the urban setting. Other chapters are devoted to efforts made to strengthen resilience through long-term development, with interventions at the regional and national levels of scale. It also examines cross-cutting themes that underlie the strategies employed to achieve food security, including equity, gender, livelihoods and governance. This edited volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, food security, environmental management and sustainable development.
Call Number: HD9017 .A357 C55 2017
Publication Date: 2016
Climate Change and Society by This book explores the significance of human behaviour tounderstanding the causes and impacts of changing climates and toassessing varied ways of responding to such changes. So far thediscipline that has represented and modelled such human behaviouris economics. By contrast Climate Change and Society tries to place the?social? at the heart of both the analysis of climatesand of the assessment of alternative futures. It demonstrates theimportance of social practices organised into systems. In thefateful twentieth century various interlocking high carbon systemswere established. This sedimented high carbon social practices,engendering huge population growth, increasing greenhouse gasemissions and the potentially declining availability of oil thatmade this world go round. Especially important in stabilising thispattern was the ?carbon military-industrial complex?around the world. The book goes on to examine how in this new century it is systemsthat have to change, to move from growing high carbon systems tothose that are low carbon. Many suggestions are made as to how toinnovate such low carbon systems. It is shown that such atransition has to happen fast so as to create positive feedbacks ofeach low carbon system upon each other. Various scenarios areelaborated of differing futures for the middle of this century,futures that all contain significant costs for the scale, extentand richness of social life. Climate Change and Society thus attempts to replaceeconomics with sociology as the dominant discipline in climatechange analysis. Sociology has spent much time examining the natureof modern societies, of modernity, but mostly failed to analyse thecarbon resource base of such societies. This book seeks to remedythat failing. It should appeal to teachers and students insociology, economics, environmental studies, geography, planning,politics and science studies, as well as to the public concernedwith the long term future of carbon and society.
Call Number: QC903 .U77 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Communicating Climate Change by Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among climate scientists that climate change is already occurring as a result of human activities, but high levels of climate change awareness and growing levels of concern have not translated into meaningful action. Communicating Climate Change provides environmental educators with an understanding of how their audiences engage with climate change information as well as with concrete, empirically tested communication tools they can use to enhance their climate change program. Starting with the basics of climate science and climate change public opinion, Armstrong, Krasny, and Schuldt synthesize research from environmental psychology and climate change communication, weaving in examples of environmental education applications throughout this practical book. Each chapter covers a separate topic, from how environmental psychology explains the complex ways in which people interact with climate change information to communication strategies with a focus on framing, metaphors, and messengers. This broad set of topics will aid educators in formulating program language for their classrooms at all levels. Communicating Climate Change uses fictional vignettes of climate change education programs and true stories from climate change educators working in the field to illustrate the possibilities of applying research to practice. Armstrong et al, ably demonstrate that environmental education is an important player in fostering positive climate change dialogue and subsequent climate change action. Thanks to generous funding from Cornell University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2018
Global Insecurity by This innovative volume gathers some of the world's best scholars to analyse the world's collective international efforts to address globalised threats through global security governance. Addressing global and planetary forms of insecurity that include nuclear weapons, conventional arms, gender violence, climate change, disease, bio weapons, cyber-conflict, children in conflict, crimes against humanity, and refugees, this timely book critiques how they are addressed by global institutions and regimes, and advocates important conceptual, institutional, and policy reforms. This is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and policymakers in international health, security and development.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2016
Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding by The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict, and cooperation. However, this environmental security polemic is still trying to deliver a well-defined approach to achieving peace. Studies are being undertaken to find the precise pathways by which cooperative actions are expected not only to pre-empt or moderate resource conflicts but also to help diffuse cooperative behaviour to other disputed issues. The recognition that environmental resources can contribute to violent conflict accentuates their potential significance as pathways for cooperation and the consolidation of peace in post-conflict societies. Conceived as a single and reliable reference source which will be a vital resource for students, researchers, and policy makers alike, the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding presents a wide range of chapters written by key thinkers in the field, organised into four key parts: Part I: Review of the concept and theories; Part II: Review of thematic approaches (resources, scarcity, intervention, adaptation, and peacebuilding); Part III: Case studies (Middle East, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, Colombia, Philippines); Part IV: Analytical challenges and future-oriented perspectives. Enabling the reader to find a concise expert review on topics that are most likely to arise in the course of conducting research or policy making, this volume presents a truly global overview of the key issues and debates in environmental conflict and peacebuilding.
Call Number: JZ1324 .R68 2018
Publication Date: 2018
National Security Significance of a Changing Climate Conference
Andrea Cameron, Ph.D., Ed.D
Isabel Lopes, Research and Instruction
U.S. & Global Climate Change