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Climate and economic development in the tropics

Douglas Harry Kedgwin Lee

Climate and economic development in the tropics

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tropics,
  • Tropics.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Tropics.,
    • Tropics -- Economic conditions.,
    • Tropics -- Climate.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Douglas H. K. Lee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC695 .L38 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 182 p. ;
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4907737M
      ISBN 100837194015
      LC Control Number76056184

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Climate And Economic Development In The Tropics [Lee, Douglas Harry Kedgwin, Greenwood, Heman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Climate And Economic Development In The TropicsCited by: Climate and economic development in the tropics. New York, Published for the Council on Foreign Relations by Harper, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

Book: Climate and Economic Development in the Tropics. + pp. ref.6 figs. Abstract: The (U.S.) Council on Foreign Relations set itself by means of a study group to analyse the reasons why "underdeveloped" and "tropical" are almost synonymous terms in describing by: Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines the significance of natural and human resources in development planning in tropical countries; the effects of social and political institutions; the problems of aid and trade; markets and transport; and problems of agriculture and industry.

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. B Format: Hardcover. X / THE TROPICS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and land. Work generates body heat and is clearly more difficult in a hot climate.

Manual laborers wield their tools with a feebler stroke and take more frequent and longer rest pauses than workers in cooler climates, who are normally also healthier and better nourished. Ma-File Size: 6MB. Does the connection between these two facts lie in the obstacles to economic activity created by hot, wet climates.

An investigation of this question launched by the Council on Foreign Relations led to this book. Lee, a physiologist and climatologist, examines the effect of tropical climates on humans, animals, soils and crops, materials, and industrial processes.

In a recent research entitled ” Climate and Economic Development: Further Evidence in Support of “The Tropical Effect,” Mariam Khawar provides more evidence to this effect.

A short version of her research is presented here. ingful climate variability results from a dif-ference in how tropical and high-latitude locations (hereafter “temperate,”) are af-fected by the planet’s rotation.

Figure 1 illustrates the central idea. Imagine draw-ing two dots on a piece of paper and lay-ing it on the ground.

Get this from a library. Climate and economic development in the tropics. [Douglas H K Lee]. tropics-of the world's major regions, and tropical regions in general lag far behind temperate regions in economic development.

Moreover, in several dimensions its environment is without parallel in raising obstacles to growth. As consequences of its climate, soils, topography, and disease ecology, Africa suffers from chronically low agricultural.

Lower population density provides a greater individual share of resources such as water, energy and food. Lower levels of diseases due to both climate and lower population density. The industrial revolution started in a temperate country (UK) and spread.

The tropics and economic development: a provocative inquiry into the poverty of nations (English) Abstract. The effects of climate on agriculture and exploration for mineral resources, the recent international effort to deal with adverse climatological effects on agriculture, and the impact of disease on tropical economies are by:   Geography and Economic Development Show all authors.

John Luke Gallup. The tropics and economic development: A provocative inquiry into the poverty of nations. Climate and economic development in the tropics. New York: Harper for the Council on Foreign by: Climate and Economic Development: Further Evidence in Support of “The Tropical Effect” Mariam Khawar Abstract Economists have historically ignored the relationship between geographical factors Author: Mariam Khawar.

This article examines the empirical linkage between economic growth and climate change in Africa. Using annual data for 34 countries from towe find a negative impact of climate change. (including climate, access to the sea, soil quality, and so forth) plays an important role in economic development, and can help to account for cross-country differences in the level and growth of per capita GDP.

Coastal and temperate-zone economies significantly and consistently outperform landlocked and tropical regions. In this paper, geographicCited by: Geography and Economic Development John Luke Gallup, Jeffrey D.

Sachs, Andrew D. Mellinger. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in December NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment This paper addresses the complex relationship. The impacts of climate change: observed and predicted High natural climatic variability, coupled with the rarity of long-term records in the Tropics, has The impacts of climate change in the Tropics Richard T.

Corlett extremes are even harder to predict, but the low day-to-day variability of tropical temperatures. Economic development goes along with a temperate climate, such as Europe's.

Conversely, most of the poorest countries in the world are concentrated in the steamy tropics, such as those of Africa. Even so, correlation is not causation. Climate change and development are closely intertwined. Poor people in developing countries will feel the impacts first and worst (and already are) because of vulnerable geography and lesser ability to cope with damage from severe weather and rising sea levels.

In short, climate change will be awful for everyone. Climate Change: Why the Tropical Poor Will Suffer Most and economic underdevelopment are more prevalent in the tropics than in the temperate zones of Europe, North America, and East Asia.

But. Climate change threatens to disrupt these climatic conditions and may result in rapid and catastrophic changes to the regional environment that will limit the extent of rainforests and lead to the extinction of many of the region’s fauna and flora.

The vulnerability of the Wet Tropics to climate change has been widely Size: 2MB. Implications of climate change for fisheries in the tropical Pacific: Johann Bell Economic development and food security. Key idea Specification content Tropical rainforest ecosystems have a range of distinctive characteristics.

The physical characteristics of a tropical rainforest. The interdependence of climate, water, soils, plants, animals and people.

How plants and animals adapt to the physical conditions. Issues related to biodiversity Deforestation has economic and environmental impacts. Tropical climate 1. TROPICAL CLIMATE BY: NOEMÍ MARTÍNEZ RUIZ 2.

INDEX uction: Climates zones of the Earth al climate: Temperature and precipitations - Vegetation - Fauna - Population - Economic Activities 3. Introduction: Climates Zones COLD ZONE: The cold climate is at the poles and high mountains. The tropics and economic development a provocative inquiry into the poverty of nations by Andrew M.

Kamarck. Published by Published for the World Bank [by] Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore. Written in EnglishCited by: One of the most important factors in development is geography, where the country is in the world, and climate.

It’s no coincidence that the poorest countries are in the tropics, where it is hot, the land is less fertile, water is more scarce, where diseases flourish.

This is part 2 in a series on why some countries remain poor. One of the most important factors in development is geography, where the country is in the world, and climate. It’s no coincidence that the poorest countries are in the tropics, where it is hot, the land is less fertile, water is more scarce, where diseases flourish.

The tropics usually bring to mind sandy beaches, colorful birds and bright sunshine. Despite being a tourist destination, the tropics traditionally have not seen the economic growth that other regions of the world have seen.

This could be in part due to the nature of a humid, subtropical climate zone. Sachs argues that economic development in tropical eco-zones requires a concerted international effort: agricultural technologies must be specific to the needs of tropical economies.

The burden of disease is considerably higher in the tropics than in temperate climates. [Extract] Sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructure lies at the heart of global development.

Appropriately developed and managed, infrastructure is a powerful catalyst for promoting economic growth, social inclusion and environmental stewardship. The development of sustainable infrastructure can be transformative for communities and nations, lifting people out of poverty and Author: Sandra Harding, Dennis Trewin, Ann Penny, Mark Ziembicki, Allan Dale, Taha Sellin Ustan, David Tan.

The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. implement climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.

The guidelines will be applicable globally and will be relevant to all types of forests (boreal, temperate, and tropical), to all management objectives (production, conservation, protection and multi-purpose) and File Size: 2MB.

Answering either of the questions raised above requires a clear statement of what one views as economic development. We use as our point of departure the following view, Betancourt (): economic development is a process or set of processes whereby a society consistently increases the standard of living of the majority of its population.

Journal of Research and Development Vol. 1, No.2, 15 CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: ISSUES AND POLICY IMPLICATION SALISU A. MAIKASUWA The National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria Abstract This paper proceeds from the assumption that climate change has both natural and human (that is, anthropogenic) : Salisu A.

Maikasuwa. The perfect average temperature for national economic success is 13C (F), academics have discovered. But the fundamental link they. development policies because of the potential threats posed by climate change to the natural resource base that sustains their economic growth.

Although poverty eradication, education, health and housing continue to be priority problems, climate change is becoming increasingly of greater importance, onFile Size: 1MB. The tropical seasons are broken up into just two: the wet season and the dry season.

The amount of rain can vary greatly from one area of the tropics to another. Some areas, like parts of the Amazon Basin in South America, get almost 3 meters (9 feet) of rain per year. Other areas in the tropics have a drier climate.

The Sahara Desert in. A related claim: there is an interaction between climate and culture. A temperate climate, where crops mature seasonally and one must provide shelter and heat for the winter, instills certain cultural values, such as saving andplanning ahead.

These cultural values, according to this view, are then conducive to economic Size: KB. Climate change will force us to thoroughly reorganize our civilization in fundamental ways. The only avenue for creating and preserving intergenerational wealth will be to invest in a .Global Environmental Change 14 () 87–99 Climate change and malaria: analysis ofthe SRES climate and socio-economic scenarios M.

van Lieshouta,*, R.S. Kovatsb, M.T.J. Livermorec, P. Martensa aInternational Centre of Integrative Studies, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands bLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK cClimatic Research Unit, UEA, UK.