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The climate nexus : water, food, energy and climate in a changing world

O'Riordan, Jon. (Author). Sandford, Robert W., (author.). Harford, Deborah, (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library TD 353 .O756 2015 30775305519325 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781771601429
  • ISBN: 1771601426
  • ISBN: 9781771601436
  • ISBN: 1771601434
  • Physical Description: print
    153 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: [British Columbia] : Rocky Mountain Books, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The age of consequences -- Nervousness at the nexus : tensions at the centre where all things meet -- Warnings repeated : the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the global nexus narrative -- Bringing it home : the nexus narrative in Canada -- The ultimate nexus : the world we want.
Summary, etc.: "Published to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Paris, France, in December 2015, this latest RMB manifesto introduces readers to the serious and converging impacts of climate and weather on water, food and energy and on the biodiversity we cannot do without. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are essential to human dignity and well-being around the globe. In turn, the vitality of these three depends on a thriving biodiversity supported by healthy ecosystems. The complex interdependence among these four factors is known as the Nexus. Global demand for the first three elements is increasing due to population growth and rising per capita incomes in developing countries, with steadily worsening consequences for the fourth of these elements. The four Nexus elements are also coming under increasing pressure from climate disruption: more frequent and severe flooding and storms, droughts, extreme heat, pest outbreaks. What's more, Nature's capacity to moderate these impacts is being steadily eroded by rapid, widespread land-use development and associated pollution. This impending "perfect storm" of increasing demand, decreasing supplies and rapidly changing hydro-climatic conditions throughout the Nexus requires transformative policy responses that encompass economy, equity, social justice, fairness and the environment. This book outlines these challenges and offers a pathway to resolving them."--
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Water-supply Effect of global warming on
Water-supply Environmental aspects
Food supply Environmental aspects
Power resources Environmental aspects
Biodiversity Climatic factors
Climatic changes
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