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Title Environmental change and its implications for population migration / edited by Jon D. Unruh, Maarten S. Krol, and Nurit Kliot.

Publication Info. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [2004]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 313 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Advances in global change research, 1574-0919 ; v. 20
Advances in global change research ; v. 20.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface -- 1. Issues relating to environmental change and population migrations. A climatologists perspective -- 2. Innovation as an alternative to migration? Exemplary results from a multiple-agent programming model applied to Chile -- 3. Human capital and induced and forced migration -- 4. Environmentally induced population movements: their complex sources and consequences -- 5. Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure. Implications for environmental change -- 6. Semi-arid northeast Brazil: integrated modeling of regional development and global change impacts -- 7. Population movements, environmental change and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon -- 8. Migration patterns, land use and climate change -- 9. Population growth, migration and urbanization, environmental consequences in Kathmandu valley, Nepal -- 10. Considering migration and its effects on coastal ecosystems -- 11. Desertification and migration: a political ecology of environmental migration in west Africa -- 12. Values, migration and environment: an essay on driving forces behind human decisions and their consequences -- 13. Environmental economic interaction and forces of migration: a case study of three counties in northern China -- 14. Aspects of urban / rural population migration in the Carpathian Basin using satellite imagery.
Summary Environmental change in general, and climatic change in particular, are likely to impact significantly upon resources such as water and soils, transforming present day landscapes and their ecological characteristics. As a consequence, disruptions of socio-economic activities in sensitive regions of the globe can be expected in coming decades. Agriculture is at particular risk, especially in areas where prolonged droughts, sea level rise, enhanced natural hazards, or extreme meteorological events such as floods or mudslides threaten marginal existence. Disruptions and risks may have large effects on population migration. Conversely, large-scale movements of people, goods or capital may also disrupt local environments and further contribute to social problems. This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses.
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Subject Human beings -- Migrations.
Migrations of nations.
Global environmental change.
Global environmental change. (OCoLC)fst00943478
Human beings -- Migrations. (OCoLC)fst00962853
Migrations of nations. (OCoLC)fst01020775
Added Author Unruh, Jon Darrel, editor.
Krol, Maarten S., editor.
Kliot, Nurit, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Environmental change and its implications for population migration. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004 (DLC) 2005297895
ISBN 1402028776 (electronic book)
9781402028779 (electronic book)
1402028687 (hardback)
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