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Tropical Forests and Climate - N. Myers

Tropical Forests and Climate

By: N. Myers (Editor)

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Published: 30th April 1992
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Tropical forests affect climate and the removal of forests will change the climate. Or not? This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. One important consequence of the uncertainties of whether deforestation affects climate is how scientific findings best illuminate the policy-making process. The text includes chapters covering the following topics: history of climate and forests in tropical Africa during the last eight million years; effects of tropical deforestation on global and regional atmospheric chemistry; and the politics of prevention.

Tropical Deforestation and Climatic Change: The Conceptual Backgroundp. 1
Tropical Forests: Present Status and Future Outlookp. 3
A Commentary on: Tropical Forests: Present Status and Future Outlookp. 33
Palaeoecological Background: Neotropicsp. 37
A Commentary on: Palaeoecological Background: Neotropicsp. 49
A Synopsis of Climatic and Vegetational Change in Southeast Asiap. 53
A Commentary on: A Synopsis of Climatic and Vegetational Change in Southeast Asiap. 63
History of Climate and Forests in Tropical Africa during the Last 8 Million Yearsp. 65
The African Rain Forest Vegetation and Palaeoenvironments during Late Quatenaryp. 79
Tropical Deforestation and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxidep. 99
A Commentary on: Tropical Deforestation and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxidep. 119
Tropical Deforestation: Albedo and the Surface-Energy Balancep. 123
A Commentary on: Tropical Deforestation: Albedo and the Surface-Energy Balancep. 135
Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Global and Regional Atmospheric Chemistryp. 139
A Commentary on: Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Global and Regional Atmospheric Chemistryp. 159
Probable Impact of Deforestation on Hydrological Processesp. 163
A Commentary on: Probable Impact of Deforestation on Hydrological Processesp. 175
Possible Climatic Impacts of Tropical Deforestationp. 177
A Commentary on: Possible Climatic Impacts of Tropical Deforestationp. 197
Deforestation, Climate Change and Sustainable Nutrition Security: A Case Study of Indiap. 201
A Commentary on: Deforestation, Climate Change and Sustainable Nutrition Security: A Case Study of Indiap. 211
Tropical Forests and the Greenhouse Effect: A Management Responsep. 215
A Commentary on: Tropical Forests and the Greenhouse Effect: A Management Responsep. 227
Buying Environmental Insurance: Prospects for Trading of Global Climate-Protection Servicesp. 233
A Commentary on: Buying Environmental Insurance: Prospects for Trading of Global Climate-Protection Servicesp. 241
Forests in a Warming World: A Time for New Policiesp. 245
A Commentary on: Forests in a Warming World: A Time for New Policiesp. 253
The Politics of Preventionp. 257
A Commentary on: The Politics of Preventionp. 263
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ISBN: 9780792316886
ISBN-10: 0792316886
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 30th April 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 19