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Living in A Warmer World

Last modified November 09, 2013 10:34

How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives. Format: Paperback, 240 pages Published In: New Zealand, 15 October 2013.

Readable, relevant and fascinating, in Living in a Warmer World Dr Jim Salinger brings together some of the world's leading scientists to describe how a hotter planet is affecting our food supplies, fisheries and agriculture, access to fresh water and public health. From these specifics, a clearer picture emerges of how our planet is changing and how this will affect our daily lives. The essays look at what we are doing now to help plan for and adapt to our future, and the political and ethical issues around making changes on both national and global scales. Over 20 contributors across a number of disciplines include Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor, Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Queensland; Frances Chiew, Project Leader, CSIRO, Australia; Gregory V. Jones, Associate Professor, Geography Department, Southern Oregon University; Tony McMichael, Professor of Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra; Terry Root, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University; John A. Church, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research - A partnership between CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Samantha J. Capon, Griffiths University, Gold Coast Campus; Alistair J. Hobday, Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Table of Contents

Foreword Rt Hon Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Introduction Jim Salinger; 1 Biodiversity: How will wildlife fare as the globe warms? Terry L. Root; 2 Coral reefs Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; 3 The response of insects to climate change Nigel R. Andrew and John S. Terblanche; 4 Climate and water Francis Chiew; 5 Glaciers and climate Jim Salinger & Trevor Chinn; 6 Rising sea level and our coastal society John A. Church; 7 Water resources Samantha J. Capon; 8 Wheat Mark Howden, Steve Crimp, Scott Chapman, Roberto Ferrise and Marco Bindi; 9 Grasslands Peter Lane, Brendan Cullen, Matthew Bell, Karen Christie, Richard Rawnsley, Richard Eckard; 10 Viticulture and wine Greg V. Jones; 11 Livestock Richard Eckard, Matthew Bell, Karen Christie, Richard Rawnsley; 12 Marine fisheries Alistair J. Hobday; 13 Heat waves and health Glenn McGregor; 14 Climate and infectious disease, present and future Anthony J. McMichaelI; 15 Confidence, Consensus and the Uncertainty Cops - Tackling Risk-Management in Climate Change Stephen H. Schneider; 16 Ethical Issues Jonathan Boston; Postscript Terry L. Root

About the Author

Dr Jim Salinger (CRSNZ) has been involved for over 35 years in research and analysis of climate variation and its impacts. He leads an international team examining the effects of climate change and variability on agriculture, and agriculture on climate and was recently Lorry Lokey Visiting Professor, Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. A prolific communicator, Salinger has received several awards for his contributions to the understanding of climate change.

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