Climate Affairs sets forth in a concise primer the base of knowledge needed to begin to address questions surrounding the unknown impacts of climate change. In so doing, it outlines a new approach to understanding the interactions among climate, society, and the environment. Chapters consider:
• the effects of climate around the world
• important but overlooked aspects of climate-society-environment interactions
• examples of societal uses, misuses, and potential uses of climate-related information such as forecasts
• a research agenda, challenges, and methodologies for future climate research.
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Are We Entering The Climate Century?
What is Climate?
Climate and Society
Climate and Geography
What Is Climate Affairs?
Use of Climate Information in Decision Making
How We Know What We Know
The Twentieth Centurys Climate Extremes
About the Author
Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation
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