The Implications of Climate and Sea–Level Change for Bangladesh [electronic resource] / edited by R. A. Warrick, Q. K. Ahmad
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1996.
- Physical Description:
- XIV, 415 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Warrick, R. A., Ahmad, Qazi Kholiquzzaman, 1943-, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- 1: The Implications of Climate Change for Bangladesh: A Synthesis -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 How might Climate Change? -- 1.3 How might Sea Level Change in the Bay of Bengal ? -- 1.4 What are the Possible Effects on Natural Resources? -- 1.5 What are the Possible Socio-Economic Effects? -- 1.6 What are the Legal Implications of Climate and Sea-Level Change? -- 1.7 How might the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh be Affected? -- 1.8 Policy Implications, Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs -- 2: The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 How has Climate Changed, and Why? -- 2.3 How is the Atmospheric Composition Changing? -- 2.4 Changing the Earth’s Radiation Budget -- 2.5 Have Variations in Greenhouse Gases Caused Climate to Change? -- 2.6 How might Global Climate Change in the Future? -- 2.7 The Implications for Bangladesh -- 2.8 What are the Implications for Policy? -- 2.9 Summary and Research Directions -- 3: Sea-level Changes in the Bay of Bengal -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 What Causes Sea Level to Change? -- 3.3 Has Global Sea Level been Rising and will it Rise in the Future? -- 3.4 How are Relative Sea Levels Changing in the Bay of Bengal? -- 3.5 How do Cyclone-Induced Storm Surges Affect Sea Level? -- 3.6 Summary, Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs -- 4: Effects of Climate and Sea-level Changes on the Natural Resources of Bangladesh -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 What is the Current Resource Setting of Bangladesh? -- 4.3 How might the Water Resources be Affected by Climate Warming? -- 4.4 How might Crop Agriculture be Affected by Changing Climate and Water Regimes? -- 4.5 How might Other Bio-Resource Sectors be Affected? -- 4.6 What Needs to be Done? -- 5: Socio-Economic Implications of Climate Change for Bangladesh -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Climate and Society: an Interactive Perspective -- 5.3 How does Climate Currently Affect Bangladeshi Society? -- 5.4 What Societal Trends may Influence the Vulnerability of Bangladesh to Changes in Climate and Sea Level? -- 5.5 What are the Possible Socio-Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Bangladesh in the Future? -- 5.6 What Alternatives are there for Future Adjustment to Climate and Sea-Level Change? -- 5.7 Knowledge Gaps and Future Research Needs -- 5.8 What Should be Done? -- 6: Legal Implications of Global Climate Change for Bangladesh -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 National Law Aspects -- 6.3 International Law Aspects -- 6.4 Looking Forward -- 6.5 Further Research -- 7: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise: The Case of the Coast -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The Coast of Bangladesh -- 7.3 Special Characteristics of the Coastal Zones -- 7.4 How might Climate and Sea Level Change in the Coastal Zone? -- 7.5 What are the Possible Effects on Coastal Water and Land? -- 7.6 What are the Possible Socio-Economic Consequences? -- 7.7 Environmental Policy for Coastal and Marine Areas -- 7.8 Knowledge Gaps and Future Research Needs -- 7.9 What Should be Done?.
- Although the "greenhouse effect" and "global climate change" have been the subjects of scientific scrutiny for many decades, only recently have they received widespread public attention. Two major events helped generate this attention. First, in 1990 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its findings on the science, impacts and policy implications of climate change. The findings of the IPCC, prepared and reviewed extensively by the world's leading experts in the field, confirmed that the increasing atmospheric concentrations of "greenhouse" gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and the chlorofluorocarbons, could cause the world to warm and sea level to rise. Second, in 1992 the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) inRio de Janeiro focussed the attention of the world's national governments, as well as organisations and individuals outside the governments, on the threat of global climate change. The Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), signed by nations at UNCED, reflects both the concern about the effects of climate change and the urgent need for action to prevent or reduce its potential impacts, particularly with respect to the vulnerable developing countries of the world. Bangladesh ratified the FCCC on 15 April 1994. The countries that have signed and ratified the FCCC are obligated to report to the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on a number of inter related issues.
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