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Main Title Progressive Development To Mitigate the Negative Impact of Global Warming on the Semi-arid Regions / [electronic resource] :
Author Issar, Arie S.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QC902.8-903.2
ISBN 9783642106408
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Climatic changes. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XV, 152 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Progressive Development - Human Society Can Mitigate the Negative Impacts of Aridization Due to Global Warming -- The Past is the Key to the Future -- Present Global Warming, What Will Be Its Future Impact? -- Malthusian and Neo-Malthusian Prophecies of Calamity -- The Principles of "Sustainable Development" a Result of Neo-Malthusian Conceptual Model -- The Theoretical Basis Behind the Falsification of the Theory of Malthus and Verification of Condorcet's Confuted Model -- "Progressive Development" the Modern Version of Condorcet's Conceptual Model -- Development of Groundwater, the Fundamental Resource of Projects Based on the Principle of Progressive Development -- Progressive Development by Greening the Deserts, to Mitigate Global Warming and Provide New Land and Income Resources -- Regional Investigations -- Progressive Development and Groundwater Resources of Israel -- The Negev Desert of Israel - A Conceptual Plan of a Progressive Development Project for an Arid Region -- Progressive Development in the Marine Environment -- Progressive Development of New Marine Environments for the Production of Marine Vegetation -- Progressive Development and Strategic Environmental -- Some Examples of Development in the Desert Belts -- Sustainability in the Desert? -- The Potential of Progressive Development -- The Feasibility of Progressive Development -- Modelling the Impact of Climate Change and Irrigation by the Geographic Law of Soil Zonality -- The Socio-Economic Framework: What Can be Learned from Earlier Failures? -- Strategic Environmental Assessment to Assess and Monitor Sustainable Resource Use in Progressive Development: Potentials and Limitations -- Discussion and Conclusion. The book is based on the results of the investigations of the authors in the semi-arid and arid regions (ASAR) of the globe. These investigations brought to the conclusion that the warming climate will cause the drying up of the water resources in these regions. In this case the principles of Sustainable Development will not be able to avert forthcoming catastrophes. These conclusions brought to the compilation of the policy of "Progressive Development", emphasising investment in the development of new water resources and changing the natural environments while advancing the local populations on the dimension of knowledge by education.