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The Resource Storm warning : water and climate security in a changing world, Robert William Sanford

Storm warning : water and climate security in a changing world, Robert William Sanford

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Storm warning : water and climate security in a changing world
Title
Storm warning
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water and climate security in a changing world
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Robert William Sanford
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eng
Summary
"United Nations water expert Robert William Sandford takes the reader on a thought-provoking tour of a world where water, weather, cities, landscapes, economies, even entire cultures, are dramatically impacted by a changing climate. Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet's atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth is being absorbed by water, which as a result is moving through the global hydrological cycle faster and in unprecedented ways. A warmer atmosphere carries more water vapour, which means that as temperatures continue to rise, storms will become more intense, last longer and cause more damage to our towns, cities and vital infrastructure. On the other side of the hydro-climate coin, we can also expect deeper and more persistent droughts throughout the world, resulting in dramatic crop losses, difficult economic outcomes and fundamental alterations to landscape. This highly considered, accessible and readable book explains how changes in the water cycle have already begun to affect how we think about and value water security and climate stability and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren."--
Summary
Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet's atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth is being absorbed by water, which as a result is moving through the global hydrological cycle faster and in unprecedented ways. A warmer atmosphere carries more water vapour, which means that as temperatures continue to rise, storms will become more intense, last longer and cause more damage to our towns, cities and vital infrastructure. On the other side of the hydro-climate coin, we can also expect deeper and more persistent droughts throughout the world, resulting in dramatic crop losses, difficult economic outcomes and fundamental alterations to landscape
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10490253
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Sanford, Robert William
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551.48
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Climatic changes
  • Water security
  • Water-supply
  • Climatic changes
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Water security
  • Water-supply
Target audience
adult
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water and climate security in a changing world
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Storm warning : water and climate security in a changing world, Robert William Sanford
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text
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ocn916583421
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1 volume.
Isbn
9781771601450
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)916583421
Label
Storm warning : water and climate security in a changing world, Robert William Sanford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn916583421
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781771601450
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)916583421

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