Edited By: S Nishioka and H Harasawa
260 pages, 50 figs
Global warming poses a serious threat to the quality of life in the 21st century. Taking Japan as an example, this book explains the anticipated impact of global warming on modern society - on natural ecosystems, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, water resources and environments, the infrastructure and socioeconomic system, and human health. Scientific and technical information is presented by more than 30 researchers who are assessing the potential impact of global warming on nature and society. The results of their research provide evidence of the urgency of the task faced by policy makers in responding to climate change.
Climate change projections; impacts on natural ecosystem; impacts on agriculture, forestry and fisheries; impacts on hydrology/water resources and water environment; impacts on infrastructure and socio-economic system; impacts on human health; vulnerability of Japan to climate change.
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