Impacts and Risks of Global Warming

  • Atsunobu Ichikawa

Abstract

Climate changes caused by human activities include long-term temperature increases, changes in precipitation amounts and rainfall patterns, and rising sea levels, as well as short-term changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. All have serious impacts on natural ecosystems and human societies (IPCC, 2001; Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Keywords

Migration Dioxide Corn Depression Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsunobu Ichikawa
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  1. 1.Council for Science and Technology PolicyThe Government of JapanTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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