By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Policy Division, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change and Committee on Global Change Research

Committee at the Human Dimensions of worldwide swap and Committee on international swap examine, Board on Environmental swap and Society, coverage department, department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and schooling, nationwide learn Council

This book is extracted from a far greater record, worldwide Environmental swap: examine Pathways for the subsequent Decade, which addresses the complete variety of the clinical concerns touching on international environmental swap and provides assistance to the medical attempt on those matters within the usa. This quantity involves bankruptcy 7 of that file, ''Human Dimensions of world Environmental Change,'' which used to be written for the document via the Committee at the Human Dimensions of worldwide swap of the nationwide examine Council (NRC). It offers findings and conclusions at the key clinical questions in human dimensions learn, the teachings which were discovered during the last decade, and the learn imperatives for worldwide switch learn funded from the U.S..

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The role of population mobility in land use change. • How to best use the expanding range of satellite data in land use/land cover change research. Human Impacts on Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Global change research encompasses the study of changes in coastal and marine ecosystems insofar as they are affected by physical and socioeconomic processes that are global in scale and effect. Social and applied scientists have investigated the importance of coastal and marine ecosystems for many communities, regions, and nations.

Since the 1970s, a burst of human dimensions research seeking to understand the consumption of fossil fuels has been proceeding simultaneously at several levels. The methods developed for studying energy use have more recently been applied to human transformations of the global About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.

HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: RESEARCH PATHWAYS FOR THE NEXT DECADE 22 • The consequences of environmental change depend as much on the social systems that produce vulnerability as on the biophysical systems that cause environmental change. • The consequences of environmental change are strongly dependent on the ability of people and social systems to adapt; consequently, access to economic resources is a key mediator between environmental changes and their impacts. • Climate models can be linked to crop models to provide early warnings of famine.

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