By John A Matthews
Accessibly written via a workforce of overseas authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change presents a gateway to the advanced proof, thoughts, options, technique and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines issues inside of this dynamic and swiftly altering interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia comprises all the following facets of environmental change:
- Diverse proof of environmental switch, together with weather switch and adjustments on land and within the oceans
- Underlying natural and anthropogenic factors and mechanisms
- Wide-ranging neighborhood, nearby and global impacts from the polar areas to the tropics
- Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental structures within the face of prior, current and destiny environmental change
- Approaches, methodologies and strategies used for reconstructing, courting, tracking, modelling, projecting and predicting change
- Social, fiscal and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy
Over 4,000 entries discover the next key subject matters and more:
- Demographic change
Human effect on environment
Military affects on environment
Mining and mining impacts
The complete assurance of terminology contains layers of entries starting from one-line definitions to brief essays, making this a useful significant other for any pupil of actual geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.
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Dordrecht: Reidel. Broecker WS (2000) Abrupt climate change: Causal constraints provided by the paleoclimate record. Earth-Science Reviews 51: 137–154. Broecker WS (2003) Does the trigger for abrupt climate change reside in the ocean or the atmosphere? Science 300: 1519–1522. Broecker WS (2010) The great ocean conveyor: Discovering the trigger for abrupt climate change. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Clark PU, Marshall SJ, Clarke GKC et al. (2001) Freshwater forcing of abrupt climate change during the last glaciation.
In addition, there is a need to define, clarify and interpret the terminology employed by researchers in this field for a wider audience, increasingly aware of the existence of natural and human-induced (anthropogenic) environmental change. These are topical issues with important social consequences. Indeed, environmental change probably already poses the most important set of challenges to science and to society of the twenty-first century. 7 thousand years), Anthropocene (the past ca 250 years), prehistoric, historical, current and potential future environmental changes.
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