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Worrying about climate change

Alnaser, N. W., Flanagan, R., Kazmerski, L., Sayigh, A. A., Nayfeh, M. H. and Alnaser, W. E. (2022) Worrying about climate change. Atmospheric and Climate sciences, 12 (2). pp. 441-461. ISSN 2160 0422

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4236/acs.2022.122026


The paper discusses the impact of climate change on ten sectors: water, water desalination, energy, renewable energy supply, health, society, agriculture, economy, industry, and built environment. Each of the sectors has unique characteristics that require special consideration. Planning for climate change adaptation is among the most complex challenges cities are facing today. Climatic alterations put a strain on 1) energy needs for cooling/heating and release of anthropogenic heat, 2) mortality and morbidity due to air pollution and air turbidity, 3) productivity and wellbeing, and 4) accessibility to public spaces and social prosperity. There are many innovate ideas and proposals suggested in order to minimize the impact of climate change, but no simple solution exists because of the interdependence and fast-moving technological solutions, and the role of the policy makers in setting targets and providing finance for solutions.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering
ID Code:108979
Publisher:Scientific Research Publishing


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