Session 6  

The Environmental Impact of Climate Change - Global and
Local Water Issues


As the heat budget of Earth's ecosystem changes scientists have pointed out that the availability and distribution of water will change as well. Predictions of something as complex as climate cannot be very precise, nevertheless the expectation is that in the coming decades dry areas will become yet more dry and wet areas will experience increased precipitation, both in over all volume and severety of particular weather events. This could be disastrous for the ways in which human settlements are currently distributed around the globe. Concepts of "embedded water," drought stressed populations and "water refugees" will be discussed.

Tim Weiskel
"Grassroots Global (cont.): The Cooptation of National Leadership and the Emergence of Grassroots Citizen-Scientist Movements," 3 April 2013. Support Material.
Paul Kirshen
"Climate Change and Water Resources: Global and Local Impacts" 3 April 2013. Support Material.
"In Historic Vote, UN Declares Water a Fundamental Human Right," Democracy Now, (29 July 2010).
"Maude Barlow: With Only Market-Based Solutions on the Table "The Continued Destruction of the Earth...Can Go on Quite Happily"," Democracy Now, (6 December 2010).
Timothy C. Weiskel, "Designing Within The Possible: The Art and Theology of Engineering Sustainability," Lecture presented to the Cambridge Arts Council "Waterworks: A Symposium on Art and Water," The Sackler Art Museum, 5 April 1997.

Environmental Ethics and Land Management - Session 8
Support Material for Session for "Land Management and the Emerging Water Crisis

When The Water Ends: Africa's Climate Conflicts, Yale Environment 360.

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