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Climate Change in the European Alps

Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management

by Shardul Agrawala

  • 311 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by oecd publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nonfiction / Economics,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • Weather,
  • Nature,
  • Alps Region,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Hazard mitigation,
  • Tourism,
  • Nature/Ecology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12901059M
    ISBN 109264031685
    ISBN 109789264031685

      However, the likely effects of climate change on mountain tourism and summer tourism in the European Alps have not been studied in detail yet (Zebisch et al., ; Müller et al., ). Much less research has focused on the effects of climate change in the context of the already complex phenomenon of destination choice. Future Climate of the European Alps, Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks, Gillian Ann Cerbu, Marc Hanewinkel, Giacomo Gerosa and Robert Jandl, IntechOpen, DOI: /Cited by: 5.

      “Glaciers in the European Alps and their recent evolution are some of the clearest indicators of the ongoing changes in climate,” said Dr Daniel Farinotti, a . The Alps face a number of major threats – from pollution and habitat loss to mass tourism and the impacts of climate change. Even as one of Europe's richest natural areas, the Alps are one of the most intensively exploited mountain regions in the world.

      Climate change is picking up pace in Europe, thrusting farmers and power generators onto the front lines of a battle with nature that threatens to upend the lives of the half billion people who. Solutions. The ‘Climate Adaptation Strategy for the Grimsel Area’ (Bender-Gàl et al., ) recognizes that growing risks due to climate change and other on-going social developments are closely thus tackles climate adaptation and sustainable regional development in a coupled way (Steinemann et al., ).Accordingly, the strategy’s fields of action are partly directly.


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Climate Change in the European Alps by Shardul Agrawala Download PDF EPUB FB2

Climatic changes are already having a significant impact on snow cover in the European Alps. Several studies from Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy and Germany have noted a general decrease in Author: Christoph Marty. Climate Change in the European Alps Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management This report assesses the implications of climate change on winter tourism and natural hazards management in the European Alps, with a particular focus on how these activities can adapt to climate change.

Climate Change Forces Alps to Use Artificial Snow European peaks in the Alps are turning green and brown as climate change now reaches higher levels, impacting the snow. 'The dream of skiing. This pattern is referred to as the European Climate change Oscillation (ECO; Giorgi and Coppola, ) and the Alpine region is located at the transition zone between increasing and decreasing precipitation, which is characterized by large uncertainties of the projected precipitation changes (Heinrich et al., b).Cited by: Climate change: why the Alps are particularly affected Temperatures in the Alps have risen by just under 2°C over the past years, almost twice as much as the global average.

And they are set to rise even more. Researchers are predicting a further 2°C increase over the next forty years. The climate of the Alps is the climate, or average weather conditions over a long period of time, of the exact middle Alpine region of Europe. As air rises from sea level to the upper regions of the atmosphere the temperature effect of mountain topography on prevailing winds is to force warm air from the lower region into an upper zone where it expands in volume at the cost of a.

It examines the implications of climate change for a range of natural hazards prevalent in the Alps, with a particular focus on frameworks and financial mechanisms to manage natural hazards in three countries: France, Switzerland and Austria.

Alps - Alps - Climate: The location of the Alps, as well as the great variations in their elevations and exposure, give rise to extreme differences in climate, not only among separate ranges but also within a particular range itself.

Because of their central location in Europe, the Alps are affected by four main climatic influences: from the west flows the relatively mild, moist air of the. The expansion of exotic species from parks and gardens is another potential threat posed by climate change and can already be observed in the Southern Alps where evergreen trees (even palm trees!) are invading the natural forests.

The species composition of plant communities could change with consequences as yet unknown for the whole food chain. Two-thirds of the ice in the glaciers of the Alps is doomed to melt by the end of the century as climate change forces up temperatures, a study has found. Half of the ice in the mountain chain.

Climatic changes are already having a significant impact on snow cover in the European Alps. Several studies from Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy and Germany have noted a general decrease in snow depth and snow cover duration since the end of the s throughout the European Alps.

Investigations of snow cover and climate change have revealed that the reduction in snow reliability observed.

The application of glacier inventory data for estimating past climate change effects on mountain glaciers: a comparison between the European Alps and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Global. Evacuations ordered with Alps glacier in danger of collapse Dozens of residents and holidaymakers were told to evacuate an area on the Italian side of Mont Blanc as a glacier threatened to collapse.

According to the Research Centre for Alpine Ecosystems (CREA), over the course of the 20th century, temperatures in the European Alps have risen by 2°C — higher than the French average of + Until now, however, no-one has drawn up a comprehensive picture of the changes occurring in the Alps.

A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now investigated changes to the area and height of all glaciers in the European Alps over a. Climate Change in the European Alps: Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management Paperback – Janu by OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating See all formats and editions1/5(1).

Climate Change Impacts on Mass Movements--Case Studies From the European Alps This paper addresses the current knowledge on climate change impacts on mass movement activity in mountain environments by illustrating characteristic cases of debris flows, rock slope failures and landslides from the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps.

The research demonstrates the significant impact of climate change on glaciers all over the world. Previous studies have documented accelerated ice loss rates across the European Alps, as.

BMU (), Climate change in the Alps — Facts — Impacts — Adaptation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Berlin, Germany. IPCC (), The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability, Cambridge University Press. Climate change is melting the French Alps, say mountaineers Permafrost ‘cement’ is evaporating, making rocks unstable and prone to collapse with many trails now deemed too.

Dateline revisits 'The Shrinking Alps'', a documentary that SBS aired on 02/05/ Thom Cookes reports on the effects of climate change in Europe's snow clad Alps.Buy Climate Change in the European Alps: Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop, OECD (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop. Climate change could kill the ski industry – so take the train to the Alps this winter Europe’s highest mountain.

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