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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions 10.43
Hong Tien Vu4
Estimated H-index: 4
(KU: University of Kansas),
Yuchen Liu (KU: University of Kansas), Duc Vinh Tran (HUST: Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
Abstract This study investigates the news coverage of climate change in 45 different countries and territories. Using the news framing approach, this study identifies the connections between several national socioeconomic, governance, and environmental traits and the portrayals of climate change. Although climate change is a global issue that affects every country in the world, how the news media frame it varies from country to country. Such a variation is related to each country’s economic deve...
P. James Dennedy-Frank5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Stanford University),
Steven M. Gorelick55
Estimated H-index: 55
(Stanford University)
Abstract Increased water yield and baseflow and decreased peak flow are common goals of watershed service programs. However, is the forest management often used in such programs likely to provide these beneficial watershed services? Many watershed service investments such as water funds typically change less than 10% of watershed land cover. We simulate the effects of 10% forest-cover change on water yield, low flow, and high flow in hydrologic models of 29 watersheds around the world. The fores...
Siegmar Otto8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg),
Gary W. Evans71
Estimated H-index: 71
(Cornell University)
+ -3 AuthorsFlorian G. Kaiser36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
Abstract Environmental attitude and behavior are at the roots of a sustainable future, yet little is known about their developmental origins in early childhood. This longitudinal study is the first to examine how children’s environmental attitude and behavior develop throughout childhood (ages 7 to 18, N = 118). Environmental attitude and behavior form around the age of 7, increase until the age of 10, level off until the age of 14, and then decline again. Environmental behavior develops from ch...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions 10.43
Karen Paiva Henrique1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Petra Tschakert25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
Abstract Climate change leads to more frequent and severe flooding, urging cities to adapt to protect their populations and assets. Despite exacerbated hazards, governments repeatedly draw on ‘tried-and-true’ approaches to protect the status quo , often with serious adverse effects for the poor and vulnerable. Yet, such dominant approaches do not go unchallenged as the media and other actors prompt public debate to assess flood impacts, scrutinise government decisions, and perhaps even promote a...
Elena V. McLean6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UB: University at Buffalo),
Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UB: University at Buffalo)
+ -3 AuthorsAlexandra Schindel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UB: University at Buffalo)
Abstract Solid fuel use is linked with adverse effects on the environment and human health. Yet, solid fuels remain an important energy source for households in developing countries. Even when country-level dependence on solid fuels is modest, there is often significant variation in within-country patterns of solid fuel use. This study examines a range of environmental and socioeconomic conditions to understand the relationship between them and household energy use within a country. While our re...
Roslyn C. Henry6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Edin.: University of Edinburgh),
Peter Alexander4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
+ -3 AuthorsAlmut Arneth63
Estimated H-index: 63
(KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Abstract Diets lower in meat could reduce agricultural expansion and intensification thereby reducing biodiversity impacts. However, land use requirements, associated with alternate diets, in biodiverse regions across different taxa are not fully understood. We use a spatially explicit global food and land system model to address this gap. We quantify land-use change in locations important for biodiversity across taxa and find diets low in animal products reduce agricultural expansion and intens...
McKenzie Frances Johnson5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Abstract Over the past two decades, “illegal” natural resource extraction has become a significant driver of environmental change and social conflict across the Global South. In response, numerous Sub-Saharan African states have engaged in governance reforms that heed calls to securitize – or, establish and consolidate state control over – natural resources. In Ghana, securitization has served to entrench the informal economy as domestic producers, marginalized in the process of reform, continue...
Benjamin K. Sovacool51
Estimated H-index: 51
(University of Sussex),
Andrew Hook (University of Sussex)+ -3 AuthorsLucy Baker11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Sussex)
Abstract The need for multi-scalar analysis of energy and low-carbon systems is becoming more apparent as a way to assess the holistic socioeconomic and environmental impacts of energy transitions across a variety of scales and lifecycle stages. This paper conducts a whole systems energy justice analysis of four European low-carbon transitions—nuclear power in France, smart meters in Great Britain, electric vehicles in Norway, and solar photovoltaic panels in Germany. It asks: in what ways may e...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions 10.43
Laurence Williams , Benjamin K. Sovacool51
Estimated H-index: 51
How contested sources of energy such as shale gas are perceived in frontier countries considering their development is incredibly important to national and international climate policies. The UK shale development case is of particular interest currently as the Government attempts to position the UK as a pioneer of European, safe, sustainable shale gas development. We conduct a mixed-methods analysis of the UK policy debate on shale gas development involving 30 stakeholder interviews and 1,557 po...
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