Global Warming and Climate Change: Prospects and Policies in by A. Marquina

By A. Marquina

This publication appears to be like on the significant effects of weather switch and its attainable impression on clash and defense. It clarifies the impression of weather swap on usual assets, at the frequency and growth of ordinary mess ups, and, in this case, the repercussions that may be foreseen on environmentally-induced migration.

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United Nations Development Programme, UNDP (2008) Human Development Report (New York: UNDP). The estimation of key vulnerabilities in any system, and damage implied, will depend on exposure (the rate and magnitude of climate change), sensitivity (which is determined in part and where relevant by development status) and adaptive capacity. This page intentionally left blank Part I Water and Food This page intentionally left blank 2 Water Availability and Policies in Asia Maizatun Mustafa Introduction Water availability is becoming an increasingly crucial issue for Asia.

Human-induced global warming is expected to increasingly modify patterns of extreme weather events; climate change induces rises in sea level, droughts, floods, water scarcity, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and disease; and increases migration flows in search of better life conditions and livelihoods. Also, climate change contributes to the attainment problems of the MDG goals as a new factor of risk, increasing others already existing or acting as barriers and obstacles to evaluation, decision making and the carrying out of policies and measures that try to ensure their attention.

Environment and security has wide-ranging implications which are beyond the scope of this chapter, but there are two general areas that are worth concentrating on in relation to the human security consequences of climate change. ), because climate change will lead to a greater competition both within and between countries, rising conflicts in extreme cases in the absence of a new climate-oriented international strategy, and 24 Global Warming and Climate Change ● Migrations, due to the effects of warming and drying in some regions, the increase in extreme weather events or sea-level rise, especially within an increasing population scenario for the next decades.

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