fredag den 11. december 2009

Climate Change Is a Geographic Problem

Snak med Jack (og mange andre) om hvad GIS kan gøre i forbindelse med klimaforandringerne ...

Join Jack at Spatial Roundtable and discuss the role of GIS and climate change ...


Reducing the risks caused by climate change is an immense challenge. Scientists, policy makers, developers, engineers, and many others have used GIS to better understand a complex situation and offer some tangible solutions. Technology offers a means to assess, plan, and implement sustainable programs that can affect us 10, 20, and 100 years into the future.

A GIS-based framework helps us gain a scientific understanding of earth systems at a truly global scale and leads to more thoughtful, informed decision making:

  • Deforestation analysis spurs successful reforestation programs and sustainable management.
  • Study of potential sea level rise leads to adaptive engineering projects.
  • Emissions assessment brings about research into alternative energy sources such as wind turbine siting and residential solar rooftop programs.

Climate change is a geographic problem, and we believe solving it takes a geographic solution.

What are the benefits of using GIS technology to advance climate change science?

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