Explores public and government involvement in combating global warming, and reviews conservation programs that have been developed by countries, international institutions, private organizations, and individuals.Global warming is the rising average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation.
Elements of present-day sea use management have evolved over a long
period. Basic to these are the principles of freedom of the seas, open access
to resources, and sectoral management. There is, however, a necessary
corrective to this Euro-centric view when the relationships between people
and the marine environment are examined in several other cultures. Open
access in Western society has experienced more recent restrictions as
resource scarcities have arisen and new technological capacities have
This edition continues the theme that runs throughout all 12 chapters: global environmental
sustainability. This strategic issue will become even more important in the years ahead, as all
of us struggle to deal with the consequences of climate change, global warming, and energy
availability. We continue to be the most comprehensive strategy book on the market, with
chapters ranging from corporate governance and social responsibility to competitive strategy,
functional strategy, and strategic alliances.
The idea for this book arose during the planning phases of an International Conference
in Edmonton, Canada in July 2004 entitled “The Science of Changing Climates
— Impacts on Agriculture, Forestry and Wetlands.” The conference was organized
jointly by the Canadian Societies of Animal Science, Plant Science and Soil Science
with support from Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Forest Service because they
saw climate change as one of the most serious environmental problems facing the
Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management documents the imperative need for communities to prepare for the coming effects of climate change and provides a series of in-depth, road-tested recommendations on how to reduce risks for communities and businesses.
Evidence grows daily of the rapid changes in climate due to human activities and
their impact on plants and animals. Plant function is inextricably linked to climate
and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. On the shortest and smallest scales
the climate affects the plant’s immediate environment and thus directly inﬂuences
physiological processes. On longer and larger time and space scales climate inﬂu-
ences species distribution and community composition and determines what crops
can be viably produced in managed agricultural, horticultural and forestry ecosys-
There are two main reasons why the chemical process industry should be motivated
to reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions: rising concerns in companies,
the public and scientifi c community about climate change or global
warming, and the increasing fraction of energy in manufacturing costs.
‘ Climate change ’  in this context, means a change of climate, which is attributed
directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the
global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed
over comparable time periods....
Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources
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.Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources
Joaquín Andreu Giuseppe Rossi Federico Vagliasindi Alicia Vela
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The environmental industry is changing, along with the way it manages data. Many projects
are making a transition from investigation through remediation to ongoing monitoring. Data
management is evolving from individual custom systems for each project to standardized,
centralized databases, and many organizations are starting to realize the cost savings of this
When I began my professional career at the University of
Nebraska–Lincoln in 1979, I intended to direct my research and
outreach program at the emerging field of climate impact science.
It was fortuitous that a large portion of the United States, including
the Great Plains, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest, had
recently come out of an intense but somewhat short-lived drought
This publication is designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses in
Canada understand the potential impacts of climate change on their operations,
learn how to assess and manage the risks and opportunities posed by climate
change, and decide how to take action to both reduce their contribution to
climate change and lower their energy costs. Business owners need to know
which risks from climate change are most relevant to them so that they can
The government is taking the lead by developing a
management plan for the northeast region of Alberta.
This plan will look beyond oil sands development on a
project-by-project basis by addressing the cumulative
effects of development.
This approach enables responsible resource development
that incorporates creative and innovative solutions to secure
economic prosperity, while maintaining the province’s
commitment to environmental protection and stewardship.
There has been a steady increase in anthropogenic pressure over the past few years due to rapid industrialization, urbanization and population growth, causing frequent environmental hazards. Threats of global environmental change, such as climate change and sea level rise, will exacerbate such problems. Therefore, appropriate policies and measures are needed for management to address both local and global trends.
Medical quality management is a term that has yet to find its way into any leading compendium
of health care definitions. Nevertheless, it represents an area in which almost all
physicians in active clinical practice are engaged on a daily basis as well as the primary
field of professional action for an estimated 16,000 physicians in the United States and an
unknown but growing number internationally.
Water-resource managers have long strived to meet their goals of system reliability and environmental protection in the face of many uncertainties, including demographic and economic forecasts, intrinsic weather variability, and short-term climate change induced by El Ni