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Climate Variability, Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the Semi-Arid Tropics

Series: International Hydrology Series

Edited By: Jesse C Ribot, Stahis Panagides and Antonio Rosha Magalháes

189 pages, 61 illus, 54 maps, 34 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2005 | Edition: 2 | #167046 | ISBN: 0521019478
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About this book

The effects of climate change can be devastating to the surrounding communities, resulting in consequences such as mass migration, hunger and famine. Rather than attributing the blame to nature, the contributors look at the social processes and organisations of society in the semi-arid tropics to find the causes, drawing on case studies from across the globe.

'Individuals who win even a modest prize in the lottery and are interested in this specialised field will wish to acquire this book; if you're not lucky, urge your research department to obtain a copy for their library.' Peter Rogers, Journal of Meteorology


Preface; List of acronyms; List of authors; Introduction; Part I. Overview: 1. Climate variation, vulnerability and sustainable development in the semi-arid tropics; Part II. Climate Variation, Climate Change and Society: 2. Climate change and variability in Mexico; 3. The impact of climate variation and sustainable development in the Sudano-Sahelian region; 4. Impacts of climate change upon semi-arid regions in China and sustainable development in China; Part III. Climate Variability and Vulnerability: Causality and Response: 5. Drought follows the plow: cultivating marginal areas; 6. Settlement advance and retreat: a century of experience on the Eyre peninsula of South Australia; 7. Reducing the impacts of drought: progress towards risk management; 8. Amazonia and the northeast: the Brazilian tropics and sustainable development; Part IV. The International Conference on the Impacts of Climate Variations and Sustainable Development in the Semi-Arid Regions -- ICID: 9. The declaration of Fortaleza; 10. Working group highlights.

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