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Gautam, Mahesh R. et al. [2013-06]
This paper reviews the literature on the potential biophysical and economic impacts of climate change in the Himalayas. Existing observations indicate that the temperature is rising at a higher rate in Nepal and Chinese regions of the Himalayas compared with rest of the Himalayas. A declining trend of monsoon in the western Indian Himalayas and an increasing trend in the eastern Indian ...
SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; temperate zone; extreme weather; dry season; economic impacts of climate change
Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Hydrology : Development of a Methodology through a Case Study in the Andes of Peru
Vergara, Walter et al. 
The objective of study of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology is to develop a methodology to assess the net impacts of climate change on the hydrological response in mountainous regions. This is done through a case study in the Peruvian Andes. There are few examples of predictions of the impact of climate change on resource availability and even fewer examples of the app ...
SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate observations; climate scenarios; atmospheric research; atmospheric climate
Daneshkar Arasteh, Peyman et al. 
Earth skin temperature including soil, water, snow, and vegetation surface temperature is one of the main variables in geo-science studies. Generally, spatial distribution of surface temperature is needed in such studies. Spatial monitoring of surface temperature is possible using remote sensing data, and the time series of images provide a continuous spatio-temporal framework required in mode ...
SUBJECT: temperatura del agua; temperature ambiante; temperatura ambiental; brightness temperature, emissivity, spatial monitoring, split window; teledeteccion
POSTED TO: Journal of Watershed Engineering and Management [2251-9300]
Jacoby, Hanan et al. [2011-04-01]
Global warming is expected to heavily impact agriculture, the dominant source of livelihood for the world's poor. Yet, little is known about the distributional implications of climate change at the sub-national level. Using a simple comparative statics framework, this paper analyzes how changes in the prices of land, labor, and food induced by modest temperature increases over the next ...
SUBJECT: climate scenarios; regional labor; poor; consumer demand; worst-case scenarios
Mani, Muthukumara S. et al. 
This study was jointly undertaken by the Climate Change and Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, and the World Bank. This study had two broad objectives: (1) to assess national vulnerability and impact on major diseases of increased climate variability and extreme events in Bangladesh; and ...
SUBJECT: basic health; climate change adaptation; influenza; treatment; storm surges
Social Impacts of Climate Change in Peru : A District Level Analysis of the Effects of Recent and Future Climate Change on Human Development and Inequality
Andersen, Lykke E. et al. [2009-10-01]
This paper uses district level data to estimate the general relationship between climate, income and life expectancy in Peru. The analysis finds that both incomes and life expectancy show hump-shaped relationships, with optimal average annual temperatures around 18-20ºC. These estimated relationships were used to simulate the likely effects of both past (1958-2008) and future (2008-2058 ...
SUBJECT: surface temperature; rainforest; land use; atmospheric climate; local authorities
World Bank 
The report is organized as follows. The next section puts the study into context by briefly discussing the global EACC study and the EACC methodology, which was applied in this study at a more disaggregated level. The section highlights the differential impacts of climate change among different regions of the world, including Africa. Chapter three presents an overview of the methodology ...
SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate scenarios; transportation system; allocation; storm surges
Climate Change and Agriculture in Latin America, 2020-2050 : Projected Impacts and Response to Adaptation Strategies
Fernandes, Erick C.M. et al. [2012-01]
The impacts of climate change on agriculture are projected to be significant in coming decades, so response strategies, and their likely costs, should be evaluated now. That is why this study produced an open-access, crop-climate-economic impact modeling platform for Latin America and the Caribbean, that can be extended to other regions, then modified and improved by users as new crop, ...
SUBJECT: estimates of climate change; climate scenarios; agricultural emissions; extreme weather; fertilization effect
Climate Change, Soil Salinity, and the Economics of High-Yield Rice Production in Coastal Bangladesh
Dasgupta, Susmita et al. 
It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. Understanding the economic impacts of salinity intrusion thus is essential for planning adaptation in low-lying coastal areas around the world. This paper presents a case study in Bangladesh on how climate change leads to ...
SUBJECT: soils; surface water; vulnerability to climate change; storm surges; monitoring stations
World Bank Group 
This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate tre ...
SUBJECT: basins; temperature record; climate trends; temperature gradient; climate scenarios