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Uncertain seas ahead: legal and policy approaches to conserving marine biodiversity in the face of changing climate

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Abstract


  • Climate is a major factor in the habitat, food chains, competition, success

    and survival of species. Contemporary distributions and abundance of

    marine species and communities reflect adaptation to geologically recent

    climatic conditions and the impacts of human activities. Warming of the

    atmosphere and seawater has occurred in association with increasing levels

    of atmospheric carbon dioxide since the start of the twentieth century.

    Despite continuing scientific research and wider discussion of the relative

    roles of anthropogenic greenhouse gas increases and other influences on

    climate, climate change is occurring. The policy and legal issues have two

    core components: response to the effects of climate change, and addressing

    the human activities for which there is reasonable evidence of causation or

    exacerbation of climate change. For the purpose of this chapter, the focus

    will be on the response to the effects of climate change, rather than on the

    issue of anthropogenic causation and exacerbation.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Kenchington & R. Warner, ''Uncertain seas ahead: legal and policy approaches to conserving marine biodiversity in the face of changing climate'' in R. M. Warner & C. H. Schofield(ed), Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond (2012) 51-73.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781848448186

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881754753

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1659&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/647

Book Title


  • Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 73

Place Of Publication


  • Cheltenham

Abstract


  • Climate is a major factor in the habitat, food chains, competition, success

    and survival of species. Contemporary distributions and abundance of

    marine species and communities reflect adaptation to geologically recent

    climatic conditions and the impacts of human activities. Warming of the

    atmosphere and seawater has occurred in association with increasing levels

    of atmospheric carbon dioxide since the start of the twentieth century.

    Despite continuing scientific research and wider discussion of the relative

    roles of anthropogenic greenhouse gas increases and other influences on

    climate, climate change is occurring. The policy and legal issues have two

    core components: response to the effects of climate change, and addressing

    the human activities for which there is reasonable evidence of causation or

    exacerbation of climate change. For the purpose of this chapter, the focus

    will be on the response to the effects of climate change, rather than on the

    issue of anthropogenic causation and exacerbation.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Kenchington & R. Warner, ''Uncertain seas ahead: legal and policy approaches to conserving marine biodiversity in the face of changing climate'' in R. M. Warner & C. H. Schofield(ed), Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond (2012) 51-73.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781848448186

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881754753

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1659&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/647

Book Title


  • Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 73

Place Of Publication


  • Cheltenham