Currents of Change: Impacts of El Niņo and La Niņa on Climate and Society

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Headlines around the world about severe droughts, hurricanes, and floods caused by El Niņo and La Niņa appear every few years. El Niņo is the second most important climate process after the changing seasons; its effects are widely known, but the equally serious impact of La Niņa is only now beginning to be appreciated. Fully revised, Currents of Change clearly explains what El Niņo and La Niņa are and how they can be forecast. Examining for the first time the major El Niņo of 1997-1998, Michael Glantz explains what we can learn from past events, how we can better manage climate-sensitive activities, and how to anticipate what future storms and droughts may occur. A century ago, it was of interest only to Peruvian fishermen and farmers. Today, scientists armed with tremendous computer models and satellites realize that El Niņo and La Niņa affect climatic conditions in seemingly remote parts of the world and are better able to predict which regions will be affected. Including the latest information about El Niņo and La Niņa, this new edition of Currents of Change will be useful to scientists, policymakers, economists, and interested readers alike. Michael Glantz is a Senior Scientist with the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group, a program of NCAR. He is the coordinator of a 16-country El Niņo impacts and response strategies study for the United Nations. Glantz is a member of numerous national and international committees and advisory bodies and is a recipient of the 1987 World Hunger Media Award, of UNEP's Global 500 Award, and the 1991 Mitchell Prize for Sustainable Development. He is the author of Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Fisheries (Cambridge, 1992) and Drought Follows the Plow (Cambridge, 1994). He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Written for general readers and students of all ages, this new edition of Currents of Change explains in simple terms what the phenomena of El Niņo and its lesser known counterpart, La Niņa are, what their effects are worldwide, and what we can do to ameliorate their effects. Covering the most recent and spectacular of these devastating impacts, this will be an informative read for anyone interested in the far reaching impacts of El Niņo and La Niņa on all of us.

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"Currents of Change contains a wealth of detail beyond what can be covered in this review.... This second edition will serve as a launching point and an indispensible reference for those interested in the physical or social issues related to climate." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"A captivating book that explains in simple terms what El Niño is, how it works, and why societies are interested in it." EOS

"Glantz delivers more than a description of a major climatic phenomenon and its impacts: he presents a case study of science at work and also shows how to make a book readable..." Earthwatch Magazine

"Compulsory reading for politicians and funding agency heads everywhere...should appeal to anyone interested in the human dimension of climate." Weather

"Glantz, renowned expert on the societal impacts of El Nino, has produced a readable new edition (1st ed., CH,Mar'97) of his book. No prior knowledge of the topic is assumed of the reader, and the text is clear and informative...good index, a detailed reference section, and clear figures." Choice July 2001

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Droughts, hurricanes and floods are generated worldwide by the periodic warming and cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean s surface waters. El Nino s impacts are now widely known, but the equally serious consequences of its counterpart, La Nina, are only now being highlighted. Although both phenomena have generally been associated with death and destruction, there are benefits in understanding more about their occurrence, their strength and their impacts worldwide, so that their worst effects can be forecast and mitigated. This new edition of Currents of Change explains in simple terms what El Nino and La Nina are and how they can be forecast. Examining for the first time the major El Nino of 1997-1998, this book explores what we can learn from past events, what we can do to ameliorate the worst excesses of these phenomena and how climate change might affect them in future decades. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521786720

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