By Jürg Fuhrer, Peter J. Gregory
This ebook includes 17 chapters concentrating on the affects of weather switch on ecosystems, foodstuff defense, water assets and financial balance. ideas to advance sustainable structures that reduce influence on weather and/or mitigate the results of human task on weather swap also are awarded. to be had In Print
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