Mountain World in Danger: Climate Change in the Forests and Mountains of Europe

Nilsson S & Pitt DC (1991). Mountain World in Danger: Climate Change in the Forests and Mountains of Europe. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. ISBN 1-85383-118-2

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Abstract

The changing climate, the warming of the world and acid rain are among the greatest problems facing us at the end of the twentieth century. This book describes, for the first time, the effects of these phenomena on the high mountains and forests of Europe. Mountains and the frozen regions (the cyrosphere) not only pay a major part in our climatic system, but are also central to our water supplies. Yet our glaciers are shrinking, our lakes and soils are becoming acidified, our forests are damaged and the whole fragile ecosystem of ranges like the Alps and Caucasus are threatened.

The authors explain the evidence and assess the probable effects of these changes on mountain society, tourism, water, flora and fauna; they also examine the uncertainties. Above all they examine the best possible strategies in response to what is happening and what the next steps should be.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, UK [1991]
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:40
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3469

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