Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change

ISBN: 978-3-642-36142-5 (Print) 978-3-642-36143-2 (Online)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change: Prologue

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    Pages 7-24

    Accepting Climate Change Challenges: Gambling with the Future or Path-Finding for Long-Term Sustainability?

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    Pages 25-38

    Ethics of International Action on Climate Change: How Would Mahatma Gandhi Have Looked at it?

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    Pages 39-55

    Ethical Analysis of the Global Climate Dilemma

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    Pages 57-85

    Ecosystem-Resilience: A Long Journey to Nature Policy

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    Pages 87-94

    Climate Change Induced Coral Bleaching and Algal Phase Shift in Reefs of the Gulf of Mannar, India

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    Pages 95-118

    Economic Valuation and Sustainability of Dal Lake Ecosystem in Jammu and Kashmir

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    Pages 119-142

    Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change: A Complex Interrelationship

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    Pages 143-162

    The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Insect Pests in Cultivated Ecosystems: An Indian Perspective

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    Pages 163-182

    Arsenic Groundwater Contamination Related Socio-Economic Problems in India: Issues and Challenges

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    Pages 183-187

    Climate Change and Tomography

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    Pages 189-198

    Rethinking Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change: Self-Development, Social Transformations and Planetary Realizations

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    Pages 199-224

    Biofuels Utilisation: An Attempt to Reduce GHG’s and Mitigate Climate Change

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    Pages 225-238

    Impact of Forestry Products on Climate Change Mitigation in India

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    Pages 239-256

    Climate Change Impact in Cold Arid Desert of North–Western Himalaya: Community Based Adaptations and Mitigations

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    Pages 257-270

    Conservation of Multipurpose Tree Species to Ensure Ecosystem Sustainability and Farmers Livelihood in Indian Arid Zone

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    Pages 271-283

    Exploring the Impacts of Climate Variability on Traditional Agricultural Practices in the Villages of THAR

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    Pages 285-301

    Bt Cotton Cultivation in Gujarat: Emerging Issues and Environmental Challenges

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    Pages 303-328

    Water Conservation in Urban Areas: A Case Study of Rain Water Harvesting Initiative in Bangalore City

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    Pages 329-346

    Mining-Induced Desiccation of Water Bodies and Consequent Impact on Traditional Economic Livelihood: An Analytical Framework

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