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Author NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Climate Change, Human Health and National Security (2011 : Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Title National security and human health implications of climate change / edited by H.J.S. Fernando, Z. Klaić, J.L. McCulley
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 369 pages) : color illustrations
Series NATO science for peace and security. Series C, Environmental security, 1874-6519
NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security.
Contents National security and human health implications of climate change / Marcus DuBois King -- Islands in a sea of change : climate change, health and human security in small island states / Nancy Lewis -- Issues of climate change, health, and national security in expanding cities worldwide / J.C.R. Hunt, S.E. Belcher, and Y.V. Timoshkina -- Climate change, tipping elements and security / Kjeld Rasmussen, Thomas Birk -- Interactions of global-warming and urban heat islands in different climate-zones / Robert Bornstein, Ruri Styrbicki-Imamura, Jorge E. Gonzalez, and Bereket Lebassi -- ENSO forcing of climate variability over the North Atlantic/European region in a warmer climate conditions / Ivana Herceg Bulic -- Climate variation or climate change? : evidence in favor in the northern Adriatic area, Croatia / Ana Alebic-Juretic -- Atmospheric aerosol climatology over the globe : emphasis on dust storms / Harry D. Kambezidis, Dimitra H. Kambezidou, and Stella-Joanna H. Kampezidou -- Climate change and adoption strategies : a report from the Republic of Serbia / Vesela Radovic -- Megacities : urban environment, air pollution, climate change and human health interactions / Alexander Baklanov -- Climate change meets urban environment / Harindra Joseph S. Fernando, R. Dimitrova, and S. Sentic -- Future heat waves over Paris metropolitan area / A-L. Beaulant, A. Lemonsu, S. Somot, and V. Mason -- The height of the atmospheric planetary boundary layer : state of the art and new development / Sergej S. Zilintinkevich -- The influence of meteorological conditions on fine particle (PM1.0) levels in urban atmosphere / Zvjezdana Bencetic Klaic -- Modeling of heavy metals : study of impacts due to climate change / Amela Jericevic, I. Ilyin, and S. Vidic -- New atmospheric pollution indicators and tools to support policy for environmental sustainable development / Maria Christina Mammarella [and others] -- Numerical and experimental simulations of local winds / Franco Catalano [and others] -- Wind effects on man-made structures in the world with a changing climate / Hrvoje Kozmar, Zvjezdana BBencetic Klaic -- Remote sensing and public health issues in a changing environment : the Rift Valley fever case / Y.M. Tourre [and others] -- The effects of heat stress on daily mortality in Tel Aviv, Israel / C. Peretz [and others] -- West Nile virus eruptions in summer 2010 : what is the possible linkage with climate change? / Shlomit Paz -- Global water security : engineering the future / Roger A. Falconer and Michael R. Norton -- Assessing local water conflicts : understanding the links between water, marginalisation and climate change / Lukas Ruettinger -- Climate change impacts on river catchment hydrology using dynamic downscaling of global climate models / Ch. Skoulikaris and J. Ganoulis -- Implications of climate change for marginal and inland seas / Peter O. Zavialov [and others] -- Orographic precipitation simulated by a super-high resolution global climate model over the Middle East / Pinhas Alpert, Fenjun Jin, and Haim Shafir -- How effective could "landscape management" tool address mitigation of cultural and natural threats on coastal wetlands system? / Adnan Kaplan -- Statistical eco-indexes for estimation of changes in ecological state of natural waters due to anthropogenic impact and climate change / Iryna Kh. Bashmakova and Alexander Smirnov -- On some issues of the anthropogenic transformations of water ecosystems (case study of Lake Sevan) / Trahel Varadanian -- Effects of climate change on Egypt's water supply / Gamal Elsaeed -- Relative impacts of climate change on water resources in Jordan / Ibrahim M. Oroud -- Appendix
Summary Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest threats to humanity of all times. In addition to producing adverse environmental conditions such as rising sea level, drought, crop failure, vector-borne diseases, extreme events, degradation of water/air quality and heat waves, climate change is also considered a threat multiplier that leads to local and international conflicts and armed interventions. Urban areas may bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the centers of human habitation, anthropogenic stressors and environmental degradation, and the ensuing health impacts are of grave societal concern. The papers in this volume span a suite of climate change repercussions, paying particular attention to national security and human health aspects. It is an outcome of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held during April 28-30, 2011 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. The contributions cut across the elements of modeling, natural, political and social sciences, engineering, politics, military intervention, urban planning, industrial activities, epidemiology and healthcare. ¡ ¡
Analysis Environmental sciences
Climatic changes
Sustainable development
Climate Change
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Notes "Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Climate Change, Human Health and National Security, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 28-30 April 2011"--Title page verso
International conference proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Climatic changes -- Congresses.
National security -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Congresses.
Medical climatology -- Congresses.
Climate Change.
Environmental Policy.
Security Measures.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Fernando, H. J. S.
Klaić, Z
McCulley, J. L. (Jennifer L.)
LC no. 2011940792
ISBN 9400724292
9400724306 (electronic bk.)
9789400724303 (electronic bk.)