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Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox

Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication... INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT 2019, VOL. 25, NO. 4, 625–629 https://doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2019.1680164 EDITORIAL Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox Sajda Qureshi Editor-in-Chief Introduction Climate change is perhaps the most important phenomenon to have dominated the discourse of sus- tainable development at this time. Renewal of environmental resources appear to be slower than the rate at which they are being used up. Climate change is defined broadly as a range of global phenom- ena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping or ‘greenhouse’ gases such as carbon dioxide (CO ), water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide and Chlorofluorocarbons to the Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, Ant- arctica, the Arctic and mountain glaciers worldwide; shifts in flower/plant blooming; and extreme weather events (NASA, 2019). At the center of this discourse are the changing global weather pat- terns in which hurricanes have increased in size and intensity, droughts and higher temperatures have increased the number of fires globally causing habitats to disappear and change the way eco- systems may or may not support http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Technology for Development Taylor & Francis

Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox

Information Technology for Development , Volume 25 (4): 5 – Oct 2, 2019

Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT 2019, VOL. 25, NO. 4, 625–629 https://doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2019.1680164 EDITORIAL Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox Sajda Qureshi Editor-in-Chief Introduction Climate change is perhaps the most important phenomenon to have dominated the discourse of sus- tainable development at this time. Renewal of environmental resources appear to be slower than the rate at which...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2019 Commonwealth Secretariat
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1554-0170
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0268-1102
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10.1080/02681102.2019.1680164
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT 2019, VOL. 25, NO. 4, 625–629 https://doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2019.1680164 EDITORIAL Climate change adaptation for sustainable development: the information and communication technology (ICT) paradox Sajda Qureshi Editor-in-Chief Introduction Climate change is perhaps the most important phenomenon to have dominated the discourse of sus- tainable development at this time. Renewal of environmental resources appear to be slower than the rate at which they are being used up. Climate change is defined broadly as a range of global phenom- ena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping or ‘greenhouse’ gases such as carbon dioxide (CO ), water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide and Chlorofluorocarbons to the Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, Ant- arctica, the Arctic and mountain glaciers worldwide; shifts in flower/plant blooming; and extreme weather events (NASA, 2019). At the center of this discourse are the changing global weather pat- terns in which hurricanes have increased in size and intensity, droughts and higher temperatures have increased the number of fires globally causing habitats to disappear and change the way eco- systems may or may not support

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Information Technology for DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 2, 2019

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