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It now seems incontrovertible (as Alessandra Giannini has demonstrated) that the series of Sahelian droughts that began in the early 1970s were driven by changes in sea surface temperatures and that they were not caused by local land use mismanagement in the Sahel itself. Combined with the apparent re-greening of the Sahel, these findings effectively close a long-standing policy and scientific debate (in which the lead authors of this book participated) on the causes and extent of desertification in the Sahel. The opportunity now presents itself to treat this debate as a historical object lesson in the relationship between science, the formation of public opinion, and international policy-making in the context of climate change. In short, what might the 'great Sahelian desertification boondoggle' have to tell us about current attempts to come to grips with climate change?

Synopsis:

Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Consequences is one of the first books in the new Springer-Praxis Earth System Series. Written by a global team with up-to-date knowledge of desertification, it makes good use of images for scientific interpretation.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Foreword: The Great Sahelian Desertification Boondoggle.- Part 2. Social and political consequences of the Sahelian droughts.- Part 3. Scientific causes of the Sahelian droughts.- Part 4. A global assessment of desertification.- Part 5. The capacity to adapt.- Part 6. Lessons learnt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642160134
Author:
Behnke, Roy H., Jr.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Behnke, Roy H.
Location:
Berlin, Heidelberg
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Climate change
Subject:
Desertification
Subject:
Environmental impacts of drought
Subject:
Meteorology/Climatology
Subject:
Soil Science & Conservation
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Economic geography
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
atmospheric sciences
Subject:
Climate Change Impacts
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
B
Subject:
Earth and Environmental Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2012
Publication Date:
20120502
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
610
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Consequences is one of the first books in the new Springer-Praxis Earth System Series. Written by a global team with up-to-date knowledge of desertification, it makes good use of images for scientific interpretation.
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