TITLE

Climate Change and Coastal Protection

AUTHOR(S)
Usmani, Jawed; Vachani, Sushil
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the effect of tsunamis on people living along the coast. It discusses the effect of climate changes which is likely to intensify the hydrological cycle resulting in an increase in frequency and ferocity of extreme weather. It mentions the need for urgent actions to reduce emission of green house gases (GHG) that causes global warming and climate change and the environmental harm caused by economic growth in developing countries.
ACCESSION #
67093437

 

Related Articles

  • Population dynamics and climate change: what are the links? Stephenson, Judith; Newman, Karen; Mayhew, Susannah // Journal of Public Health;Jun2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p150 

    Climate change has been described as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. World population is projected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050, with most of this growth in developing countries. While the principal cause of climate change is high consumption in the developed countries, its...

  • Observed climate change constrains the likelihood of extreme future global warming. Stott, Peter A.; Huntingford, Chris; Jones, Chris D.; Kettleborough, Jamie A. // Tellus: Series B;Feb2008, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p76 

    If cooling due to present-day levels of atmospheric aerosol is suppressing global temperatures, future reductions in aerosols emissions would allow the full greenhouse gas induced warming to be realised. The many uncertainties in aerosol physics and chemistry mean that a large range of...

  • Is the Kyoto Protocol an Effective Way for the International Community to Control Global Warming?: Con. Howard, John // International Debates;Oct2005, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p209 

    Presents a speech delivered by Australian Prime Minister John Howard on climate change on November 20, 1997. Importance of the participation of developing countries in addressing the global warming issue; Information on the Natural Heritage Trust which promotes environmental protection in the...

  • EXCHANGE RATES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: AN APPLICATION OF FUND. Tol, Richard S. J. // Climatic Change;Mar2006, Vol. 75 Issue 1/2, p59 

    As economic and emissions scenarios assume convergence of per capita incomes, they are sensitivity to the exchange rate used for international comparison. Particularly, developing countries are project to grow slower with a purchasing power exchange rate than with a market exchange rate....

  • The budget approach: A framework for a global transformation toward a low-carbon economy. Messner, Dirk; Schellnhuber, John; Rahmstorf, Stefan; Klingenfeld, Daniel // Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;May2010, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p031003 

    Latest research shows that there is only a realistic chance of restricting global warming to 2 °C if a limit is set to the total amount of CO2 emitted globally between now and 2050 (global carbon dioxide budget). We move this global budget to the forefront of our considerations regarding a...

  • Ancillary impacts of energy-related climate change mitigation options in Africa's least developed countries. Rowlands, Ian // Mitigation & Adaptation Strategies for Global Change;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p749 

    This article analyses the debate associated with the ancillary impacts of climate change mitigation options in developing countries, with a particular focus upon Africa's 34 least developed countries. While these countries' emissions of greenhouse gases are relatively small (and they do not have...

  • Global Warming: Promises in Vain. Yadollahie, M. // International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Apr2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p92 

    The article cites several conferences which tackles the effort to prevent global warming. It mentions the first United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP1) Berlin, Germany in spring 1995 which established the Analytical and Assessment Phase (AAP)...

  • Even More Certain.  // Economic & Political Weekly;10/12/2013, Vol. 48 Issue 41, p9 

    The author discusses the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released by the United Nations (UN) in December 2012 with information on the results of the report. Among the findings include the consequences facing the world as global temperature becomes higher due to...

  • Climate change: A global issue. Singh, Hambir // Chemical Business;Feb2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p42 

    Arising emissions of greenhouse gases are result of the combustion of fossil fuels in the anthropogenic activities, deforestation and some natural phenomenon which are responsible for global warming as well as climate change. Global warming and climate change events ere responsible for the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics