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On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change: by Ole Bruun, Thorkil Casse

By Ole Bruun, Thorkil Casse

This e-book is meant to fill a spot in climate-change literature by means of delivering a entire nearby research and opting for the general version demanding situations in a real-life context. the best way attainable weather affects engage with a variety of different demanding situations in agriculture, forestry, catastrophe making plans, healthiness care, common fiscal improvement, and customary livelihoods are offered, and it's argued that larger realism and broader imaginative and prescient are wanted on the way to handle the weather problem. for example, incorrect land- use adjustments in either coastal and highland areas might raise the vulnerability of rural humans, lots of whom are already residing at the fringes. The author(s) additionally state(s) that, looking on context, it can be pertinent to deal with momentary and unsustainable source use, irregularities in neighborhood land administration, useless governance and social inequality, that are all more likely to irritate the effect of exterior weather and climate. now not least, it truly is valuable to combine basic environmental administration with any climate-change edition effort.

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6 Conclusions The rapid economic growth which has taken place within the past 10–15 years following the economic transformation in Vietnam in general since Doi Moi, and in Quang Nam Province specifically, has greatly enhanced social resilience against extreme weather conditions. The contribution to the economy by agriculture, forestry and fishery, the sectors most volatile to extreme weather conditions, has dropped to about 20 %, even though more than 50 % of the workforce in Quang Nam Province earn their incomes from these primary production sectors.

In extreme weather situations with excessive rain, proper management of the reservoirs is essential to avoid the water from the reservoirs contributing to the potential flooding downstream when the gates are opened. Similarly, during periods of drought, it is essential that the hydropower projects do not store the water for power generation instead of releasing it for irrigation. Deforestation resulting from the building of the water reservoirs and/or the resettlement of evicted residents, together with reservoir management during excessive rain and drought, are examples of man-made environmental changes that aggravate the environmental and socio-economic impacts of extreme weather situations.

Vu et al. 3 Agro Ecosystems in Quang Nam Quang Nam is located in a tropical zone, characterized by a humid monsoon climate. Annual average temperature is 25 °C and it is hot and dry from February to April and rainy form September to December. The diversified eco-agricultural landscape systems within the province have emerged due to important geo-physical variations. The local agricultural productions systems differ considerably according to geographic locations and the specific socio-economic and physical elements.

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