Encyclopedia Of Global Environmental Change Web Page - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Offered for sale. Website includes table of contents, list of contributors, and sample articles (PDF format) on topics including sustainability, water vapor distribution and trends, organism responses to change, agriculture, cleaner production, and international environmental negotiations and conventions. http://www.wiley.co.uk/wileychi/egec/
Extractions: Description How can we understand and rise to the environmental challenges of global change? One clear answer is to understand the science of global change, not solely in terms of the processes that control changes in climate and the composition of the atmosphere, but in how ecosystems and human society interact with these changes. In the last two decades of the twentieth century, a number of such research effortssupported by computer and satellite technologyhave been launched. Yet many opportunities for integration remain unexploited, and many fundamental questions remain about the earth's capacity to support a growing human population.
GECHSUCI The global environmental change and Human Security Project Office at UCI (GECHSUCI) was established in 1999 to explore the ways in which environmental http://www.gechs.uci.edu/
Extractions: The Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project Office at UCI (GECHS-UCI) was established in 1999 to explore the ways in which environmental change affects the lives and welfare of individuals and groups around the world, especially in developing countries. In 2003, GECHS-UCI was incorporated into the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) at UCI. GECHS-UCI's research and fieldwork on environmental security issues remain a core project of CUSA. CUSA Website GECHS Project Website IHDP Website Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project
Extractions: The Joint Program combines the capabilities of two pre-existing MIT research centers: the CENTER FOR GLOBAL CHANGE SCIENCE and the CENTER FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY RESEARCH . It brings together an interactive group of faculty, staff and student researchers. Resources of the parent centers are strengthened by links to the MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY'S ECOSYSTEMS CENTER in Woods Hole, Mass., to the MIT CLIMATE MODELING INITIATIVE , and other MIT environmental programs. The Program's work is focused on the integration of natural and social science aspects of the climate issue, to produce analyses relevant to ongoing national and international discussions. Cooperative efforts engage the Program with leading research institutions and non-profit organizations worldwide. Financial support is provided by an international group of sponsors from government organizations, foundations, and industry.
Human Dimensions Of Global Change Human drivers of global environmental change include consumption of energy Global environmental variability and change must be analyzed in the context http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/ProgramElements/human.htm
Extractions: USGCRP Program Element Human Dimensions of Global Change Overview Recent Accomplishments Near-Term Plans New Postings Archived Postings ... Calls for Proposals For long term plans, see chapter on Human Contributions and Responses to Environmental Change of the Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program (2003) posted on CCSP web site CCSP-supported research on human contributions and responses to global change focuses on the interactions of changes in the global environment and human activities. The current focus of this research is on the potential effects of climate variability and change on human health and welfare; human influences on the climate system, land use, and other global environmental changes; analyses of societal vulnerability and resilience to global environmental change; decisionmaking under conditions of significant complexity and uncertainty; and integrated assessment methods. Strategic Research Questions What are the magnitudes, interrelationships, and significance of the primary human drivers of, and their potential impact on, global environmental change?
WELCOME TO ACT Provides training and research on the human dimension of global environment to graduate and undergraduate students. http://www.indiana.edu/~act/home.html
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Internet Companion THE INTERNET COMPANION TO global environmental change AN ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE. John Horel. University of Utah. http://www.met.utah.edu/jhorel/companion/climate.html
Extractions: National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) NIGEC is composed of a national office at the University of California, Davis, and six regional center offices ( see below NIGEC presently supports research under guidelines established by DOE as expressed in three research priorities, to wit: The AmeriFlux network of whole ecosystem flux sites. NIGEC engages researchers to study the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems using the eddy covariance method. This is an important issue because terrestrial ecosystems annually exchange a large quantity of carbon dioxide with the atmosphere, and observations indicate that many terrestrial ecosystems in the United States are presently net annual sinks for carbon dioxide, thus slowing the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide caused by fossil fuel combustion. Ecological effects of environmental changes associated with energy production.
Extractions: @import "css/bc05.css"; @import "css/bc05.css"; download the conference flyer >> We invite you to the 2005 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change âInternational Organisations and Global Environmental Governanceâ, to be held in Berlin on 2-3 December 2005. This conference will focus on the many organisations, agencies, programmes and secretariats at the international level that are entrusted with identifying, analysing and managing problems of global environmental change. We invite presentations of research on all types of international and transnational organisations, including United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organisations outside the UN system, regional organisations, nongovernmental transnational actors, as well as novel multi-stakeholder organisations beyond the state. The deadline for paper submissions is 31 May 2005.
Extractions: Conference Managers: Klaus Dingwerth, Rainer Brohm et al. The 2001 Berlin Conference, held 7-8 December, launched the now regular series of Berlin Conferences. The meeting focussed on the ways in which global environmental change and the emerging system of global governance has affected the role and sovereignty of the nation state. Participants discussed ways in which the nation state is today constrained through global institutions, and ways in which it has gained importance as the pioneer of new approaches, policies and technologies and as the key agent in the global diffusion of new ideas. The conference also featured case studies on national environmental policies that compared the âvertical influenceâ of international institutions with the âhorizontal influenceâ of transnational diffusion. The meeting brought together 166 researchers from 28 countries with different perspectives on global change and the nation state, including students of international relations and international law, environmental sociologists and economists, as well as experts on national environmental policy and comparative politics.
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OCN 310 - Global Environmental Change global environmental change is a subject area of considerable interest today. Change can be rapid and threatening; thus, the subject has forced itself http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/courses_html/OCN310/
Extractions: Global environmental change is a subject area of considerable interest today. Change can be rapid and threatening; thus, the subject has forced itself before the world and its citizenry. It is now being addressed regularly by scientists, teachers, policymakers, economists, sociologists, lawyers, and the general public. The subject matter involves both the physiochemical and biological nature of change and the effects and consequences of natural and human-induced change for ecosystems, humans, and human infrastructures. The unifying theme of this course is consideration of both natural and human-induced environmental change, with emphasis on the latter. Earths ecosphere or exogenic systemthe Earth surface system of land, water, biota, air, ice, and sedimentshas always been in a dynamic state of change. Change is probably more characteristic of the planet than constancy.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The laboratory focuses on research and development related to waste management, environmental restoration, global environmental change, energy and national security. Includes information on business partnerships, facilities, news, publications, community involvement, jobs, education programs, and contact information. http://www.pnl.gov/
Extractions: PNNL Home Inquiry Index Search ... No-till agriculture helps soil retain carbon. Using research, technology and tractors, farmers around the world are plotting and carrying out a small revolution-a revolution that has the potential to transform agriculture and use it as a tool to mitigate global warming. The concentration of greenhouse gasesmainly carbon dioxide, CO2is increasing in the atmosphere at unprecedented levels. No-till agriculture offers one way of slowing further increases in atmospheric CO2. No-till agriculture produces crop yields similar to or better than those obtained with conventional tillage practices, protects soil against erosion, and results in increased storage of carbon in the soil. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are contributing to the no-till revolution by increasing understanding of the soil carbon sequestration process. Share the excitement of science! Hot off the Press Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, an
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Extractions: BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources Home Search Subject Menus Countries ... Z Titles Descriptions Antarctic Ozone Hole Canadian Institute of International Affairs Earth Interactions Earth Trends ... WWF-Climate Change Campaign Comments: email@example.com Document which explains the formation of the spring-time depletion of the ozone layer above the Antarctic (the ozone hole), and answers some common questions. The ozone hole was discovered by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey in 1985, and demonstrated that understanding of the atmosphere is far from complete.
Extractions: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE Human beings are now making profound changes to the environment on a global scale by altering landscapes, the atmosphere, and the oceans. The science aimed at understanding these changes has grown from research, primarily in the physical sciences, aimed at understanding climate change towards a synthetic global change science that also incorporates ecological and social sciences. Global change science is âfocused on the accurate characterization of the vulnerability and resilience of natural and managed ecosystems and human society to global change.â (Our Changing Planet: the FY 2001 U.S. Global Change Research Program). Much of the research in this area is conducted under the auspices of the multi-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Because there are major policy implications of this research, new mechanisms are needed to provide âuseful scientific products that contribute to the information needs of decisionmakers.â The importance and popularity of this topic led to the formation of two concurrent and independent sections. Each section (A and B) developed its own set of recommendations.