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Srivastav The Science and Impact of Climate Change



1. Auflage 2019, 146 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 157 mm x 243 mm, Gewicht: 380 g Reihe: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
ISBN: 978-981-1308-08-6
Verlag: Springer, Berlin


Srivastav The Science and Impact of Climate Change

This volume provides a holistic and concise overview of the complex science of climate change involving the interplay of multiple factors. It also acts as a primer and a one-source reference to all the aspects of climate change, allowing researchers to understand the complexity of this science and to see the larger picture, thereby aiming towards holistic solutions.
Beginning in the second half of the twentieth century, the impacts of climate change have been the worst nightmare to hit humanity so fiercely, causing loss of human life and irreparable destruction to natural and man-made infrastructure in many parts of the world. The difference between climate change now and in the past is that of sudden and disproportionate disruption of the natural energy dynamics by the changing consumption patterns of billions of human beings who, in their quest for economic superiority, have polluted the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The picture that emerges from the exhaustive analysis of international data drawn from the most reliable sources indicates that we have possibly gained access to the gateway of extinction and it is time that we take corrective steps immediately.
The book’s chapters not only provide an overview of climate change science but also include detailed discussion on current research. This unique analytical text is suitable for conservation environmentalists, researchers, and academicians working in the field, along with policy makers, research and training institutes, and nongovernment organizations.

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Chapter 1 - Earth in Reverse GearThe Observed Changes      Chronic droughts     Receding glaciers      Acidification of oceans      Habitats destroyed and species driven out of the planet Chapter 2- A Glimpse of Natural Climatic History      The ongoing climate change     Solar Irradiance and Earth's Climate       Radiative Forcing     The terra incognita of Climate Change  Chapter 3- Understanding the warming process       The Green House Gases and their Effect     The Carbon Factor          Properties of Carbon dioxide          Carbon in the Terrestrial System          The Soil Carbon          Man Made Carbon Sources               Energy Intensive Cement Production Industry               Sources of carbon dioxide emission in cement manufacturing          Carbon dioxide in the Ocean               Biological Calcification      The Janus faced-Nitrogen          Processes responsible for nitrogen flow through the biosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere          Major anthropogenic sources of inorganic nitrogen in aquatic ecosystems  Chapter 4- Nature's Reaction to Anthropogenic Activities     Increased Vulnerability to Natural/Man Made Disasters     Population and Extreme Weather Nexus     Human species is under serious threat          Water distresses          Risk to Marine Ecosystem and Corals          Changing temperatures and forests          Rising Seas     Droughts and Fire  Chapter 5-Reducing Carbon Growth     Can we postpone 'Energy Apocalypse'?     The Future          The Solar Energy          The Wind Energy          The Hydro/Geothermal Energy          Energy for Batteries (Lithium: the new gasoline)          The Biomass Energy          The Biogas Energy           The Hydrogen Energy          Energy from Waste     On Way out          Coal          The Hydrocarbons     The Debate on Nuclear Energy          Environmental Effects of Nuclear Power Plants and Explosion      Innovations     Paradigm shift is inevitable     Bottlenecks to sustainability     Back to Basics


Srivastav, Asheem
Asheem Kumar Srivastav is an Indian Forest Service Officer in the rank of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. His career has combined positions in government and international organisations including the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Traffic International, and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He was instrumental in the preparation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management project for the Government of India. He also has provided strategic, managerial, and technical inputs in a range of ecosystems of Asian countries including Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. A forester by training, he holds double masters in natural resource management and in zoology from the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and Delhi University, respectively. He has also been trained in natural resource management and forestry at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Wolverhampton, UK, as well as the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


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