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By Shinji Nakagawa, Masato Sugi, Tatsuo Motoi, Seiji Yukimoto (auth.), Shuzo Nishioka, Hideo Harasawa (eds.)

Global warming poses a major probability to the standard of lifestyles within the twenty first century. Taking Japan for instance, this publication explains the predicted influence of worldwide warming on smooth society-natural ecosystems; agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; water assets and environments; the infrastructure and socioeconomic approach; and human health and wellbeing. the newest medical and technical details is gifted by way of greater than 30 sought after researchers who're assessing the capability effect of worldwide warming on nature and society. the result of their learn offer dramatic facts of the urgency of the duty confronted by means of coverage makers in responding to weather switch. For scientists and executive officers alike, this quantity might be thought of required reading.

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1974) and has diminished with global warming. The distribution of fossil periglacial smooth slopes formed during the Last Glacial Stage is mainly studied in Hokkaido and Central Japan (Suzuki, 1962; Ono and Hirakawa, 1975; Koizumi and Yanagimachi, 1982; Shimizu, 1983; Takada, 1986; Seki, 1986). To understand changes in the geomorphological process on hill slopes under global warming, is important to analyze the change in slopes under periglacial conditions during the Last Glacial Stage. Shimizu (1989) shows that the lower limit of the periglacial belt rose from the Last Glacial Stage to the early Holocene in the Yubari Mountains and the Hidaka Range, Hokkaido.

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