Climate Change

Author: Micha Tomkiewicz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781606502723
Format: PDF
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People are currently paying much attention to the ability of present and future human populations to influence Earth's climate through the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide. According to some, such a self-induced change in our physical environment qualifies humans for the distinction of a "superspecies" that has passed a threshold of biological evolution. Some 2 to 3 billion years ago, another organism changed the environment in a very pronounced way: a primitive unicellular organism called cyanobacteria (blue- green algae). These cyanobacteria "discovered" a new energy source that enabled them to develop a photosynthetic apparatus that assimilates carbon dioxide through conversion of solar energy to chemical energy. In the process, a "useless" waste product, oxygen, began to accumulate and gradually changed the composition of the atmosphere. As a result, new, more complex oxygen-consuming forms of life evolved, eventually leading to humans. The algae that started it all, while still flourishing, then became the first link in a very elaborate food chain.

Nature s Trust

Author: Mary Christina Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195136
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This book exposes the dysfunction of environmental law and offers a transformative approach based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the public trust doctrine empowers citizens to protect their inalienable property rights to crucial resources. This book shows how a trust principle can apply from the local to global level to protect the planet.

Diet for a Hot Planet

Author: Anna Lappe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608191307
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Beyond what we already know about "food miles" and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to climate change, producing as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. How we farm, what we eat, and how our food gets to the table all have an impact. And our government and the food industry are willfully ignoring the issue rather than addressing it. In Anna Lappé's controversial new book, she predicts that unless we radically shift the trends of what food we're eating and how we're producing it, food system-related greenhouse gas emissions will go up and up and up. She exposes the interests that will resist the change, and the spin food companies will generate to avoid system-wide reform. And she offers a vision of a future in which our food system does more good than harm, with six principles for a climate friendly diet as well as visits to farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming. In this measured and intelligent call to action, Lappé helps readers understand that food can be a powerful starting point for solutions to global environmental problems.

Recent Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Glaciers

Author: Mauri Pelto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119068118
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Alpine glaciers : an introduction -- Glacier mass balance -- Juneau icefield -- Northern Patagonia icefield region -- South Georgia, Kerguelen, and Heard Islands -- Svalbard : Hornsund Fjord region -- Novaya Zemlya -- North Cascade range, Washington, USA -- Interior ranges, British Columbia/Alberta -- Himalaya -- New Zealand -- Alps : Mont Blanc-Matterhorn transect -- Alpine glacier change summary

The New Poetics of Climate Change

Author: Matthew Griffiths
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474282105
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Climate change is the greatest issue of our time – and yet too often literature on the subject is considered only in the bracket of 'environmental' writing, divorced from culture, society and politics. The New Poetics of Climate Change argues instead that the emergence of global warming presents a fundamental challenge to the way we read and write poetry – the way we think – in the modern age. In this important new book, Matthew Griffiths demonstrates that Modernism's radical reinvigorations of literary form over the last century represent an engagement with key intellectual questions that we still need to address if we are to comprehend the scale and complexity of climate change. Through an extended examination of Modernist poetry, including the work of T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Basil Bunting and David Jones, and their influence on present-day poets including Jorie Graham, Griffiths explores how Modernist modes can help us describe and engage with the terrifying dynamics of a warming world and offer a poetics of our climate.

Wer wei was morgen mit uns ist

Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641142202
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Frisch, spannend, anders – und doch ganz die alte Brashares Die 17-jährige Prenna lebt mit ihrer Mutter in New York, seit sie zwölf ist. Doch was vorher war und wo sie herkommt, darf sie niemandem erzählen. Eine Pandemie hat Millionen Opfer gefordert, und zusammen mit wenigen anderen ist es Prenna gelungen, in unsere Gegenwart zu entkommen. Jetzt tun sie alles, um ihre Herkunft geheim zu halten. Deshalb gelten strenge Regeln für Prenna: möglichst kein Kontakt zu den Mitschülern, nicht mehr Worte als nötig. Sich mit einem Jungen aus der Schule zu verabreden, ist selbstverständlich ausgeschlossen. Prenna hält sich daran. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem ihr Ethan Jarves begegnet und sie sich Hals über Kopf verliebt ...

A pivotal moment

Author: Laurie Ann Mazur
Publisher: Island Pr
ISBN:
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With contributions by leading demographers, environmentalists, and reproductive health advocates, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality. It presents the latest research on the relationship between population growth and climate change, ecosystem health, and other environmental issues. It surveys the new demographic landscape—in which population growth rates have fallen, but human numbers continue to increase. It looks back at the lessons of the last half century while looking forward to population policies that are sustainable and just. A Pivotal Moment embraces the concept of “population justice,” which holds that inequality is a root cause of both rapid population growth and environmental degradation. By addressing inequality—both gender and economic—we can reduce growth rates and build a sustainable future.

The challenge of sustainability

Author: Atkinson, Hugh
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 144732353X
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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.

21 Lektionen f r das 21 Jahrhundert

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406727794
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.