Author(s): Kirstin Dow and Thomas E Downing
Examines the possible impact of climate change on our ability to feed the world's people, avoid water shortages, conserve biodiversity, improve health, and preserve cities and cultural treasures. This atlas covers a range of topics, including warning signals, future scenarios, vulnerable populations, health impacts and renewable energy.
2007. Revised and updated edition. A near fine copy.
Condenses key findings from the scientists and is packed with facts, graphs and maps explaining how climate change is affecting the planet.' Guardian 'This pioneering atlas will become an essential point of reference for anyone looking for a quick and accurate overview of this multidisciplinary subject.' John Ashton, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 'This is a remarkable piece of work and extremely readable. What is most heartening about this book is not only the wealth of information it conveys but the powerful illustrations and graphics.' R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'The Atlas of Climate Change is a valuable resource to help understand the core issues at a time when the dismissive statements of a few sceptics are still given disproportionate credibility and media attention.' Gwyn Griffiths, Morning Star
Kirstin Dow (University of South Carolina) is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute. Thomas E. Downing (Stockholm Environment Institute) is a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and advisor to the UK Climate Impacts Programme.
Part I: Signs of Change * Part II: Forcing Change * Part III: Driving Climate Change * Part IV: Expected Consequences * Part V: Responding to Change * Part VI: Committing to Solutions * Part VII: Climate Change Data