Originally published in 1989, this book provides an overview of the economic dimensions of climate and human activities, and considers how the variable nature of the atmosphere must be accepted as an integral part of the management package. It discusses how climatic repercussions can hold major importance for international politics, particularly in the light of the impacts of climatic changes induced by greenhouse gases.
Table of Contents
1. The Setting 2. The Changing Economic Climate 3. The Global Scene 4. Information, Commodities and Communications 5. Weather Monitoring and Forecasting 6. Impacts and Sensitivities 7. Weighting the Weather 8. The Agricultural Scene 9. Weather Relationships 10. Forecasting Production 11. The Future.