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Ignacio Minoli, Pier Cacciali, Mariana Morando and Luciano Javier Avila

geographic distribution (Marino et al., 2011) and interaction of the variables with each other (Hirzel and Le Lay, 2008). The study of present habitat suitability is an effective method to infer the spatial interactions and shifts of organisms with past and future climate changes (Peterson et al., 2011

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Edited by Bernd Sommer

Global warming interacts in multiple ways with ecological and social systems in Northern America. While the US and Canada belong to the world’s largest per capita emitters of greenhouse gases, the Arctic north of the continent as well as the Deep South are already affected by a changing climate. In Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America academics from various fields such as anthropology, art history, educational studies, cultural studies, environmental science, history, political science, and sociology explore society–nature interactions in – culturally as well as ecologically – one of the most diverse regions of the world.
Contributors include: Omer Aijazi, Roland Benedikter, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Eugene Cordero, Martin David, Demetrius Eudell, Michael K. Goodman, Frederic Hanusch, Naotaka Hayashi, Jürgen Heinrichs, Grit Martinez, Antonia Mehnert, Angela G. Mertig, Michael J. Paolisso, Eleonora Rohland, Karin Schürmann, Bernd Sommer, Kenneth M. Sylvester, Anne Marie Todd, Richard Tucker, and Sam White.

Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment, Special Volume

Annual Report on Actions to Address Climate Change (2012)

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Edited by WANG Weiguang, ZHENG Guoguang and PAN Jiahua

A special volume in the Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment series, this English-language volume is an edited collection of articles selected from the Chinese-language Annual Report on Actions to Address Climate Change (2012): Climate Finance and Low Carbon Development. This volume provides information on how China views the challenge of climate change and seeks to rectify the extraordinary confusion found in the West on China’s green energy future and its larger perspectives on this extraordinarily crucial topic. Contributors in this volume provide a bigger picture of international negotiations on climate change; discuss China’s national actions on green energy and sustainability and how national policies are implemented at the local level; and examine challenges and potential of developing green energy resources in China.

Grand Challenges! Great Literature?

Topics of the Future and Their Consequences for the Past

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

literature of the past. The four topics are continuing migration and networked identity, the global spread of digital interfaces, climate change, and the challenge to the unity of humanity in the form of a posthuman horizon. Each of these has a particular potential for bridging cultural and local differences

Astrid Meier and Tariq Tell

utility of environmental history in charting these changes by engaging with a celebrated work of the new environmental history of the Middle East, Sam White’s study of the role of the “Little Ice Age” in precipitating a “climate of rebellion” in the “lands at the margin” in northern Syria and southern

Viktor Baranov, Trond Andersen and Evgeny E. Perkovsky

, Ericaceae, and Nymphaeaceae among the most abundant ( Kodrul 1999 ). The Naibuchi flora differs from the Early Paleogene boreal floras by having a higher percentage of termophilous taxa and reflects a continuous change in climate conditions from humid, warm temperate climate in early stages to an almost

Paul Dukes

. “Three things exercise a constant influence over the minds of men: climate, government and religion” which taken together offered “the only way to explain the enigma of this world.” Examining Europe, China and other parts to support his view, he later added changes in population size to the mix. Parker

Climate and Political Climate

Environmental Disasters in the Medieval Levant

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Sarah Kate Raphael

The twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the Levant saw a substantial rise in the number of droughts. This coincided with some of the most violent tectonic activity the region had witnessed. Nature, however, could conjure other powerful disasters: swarms of locusts, armies of mice, scorching winds and thick dust storms.
The data for this research is drawn from contemporary Arabic and Latin sources. The main aim is to try and determine the long and short-term repercussions of environmental disasters on the political, military and social affairs in the Levant during the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. Did environmental disasters spur or hinder conflict?
This research examines the most destructive disasters and gradual climate changes within a broader historical context.

Climate Law

A Journal on Climate Change and the Law

Edited by Alexander Zahar

Call for Papers
Special Issue with Associated Workshop on The Role of Law in Regulating Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches
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A complex legal regime has evolved to frame climate governance, encompassing interconnected public international law, transnational law and private law elements. At the core of the international effort are the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and now the Paris Agreement, the first two of which have spawned innovative features such as carbon trading mechanisms and a sophisticated compliance regime. Municipal legislative action dealing with mitigation and adaptation is gathering pace. The focus of the peer-reviewed journal Climate Law is on the many legal issues that arise internationally and at the state level as climate law continues to evolve.

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Michael Faure and Jing Liu

1 Autonomous Domain: Does It Matter? The question whether climate law is a new sub-discipline/domain is probably not the most challenging or interesting one. It seems a bit like the quest of a particular interest group ( in casu , the climate lawyers) to seek recognition. We have seen