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dc.contributor.authorDalziell, Janet C.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T00:09:00Z
dc.date.available2010-07-27T00:09:00Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2316
dc.description.abstractThe greenhouse effect is a phenomenon which is expected to lead to significant global climate changes in the next century and beyond. Because climate is so vital to our lifestyle and food production, changes to it are potentially extremely serious. It is therefore important that the effects of climate change be addressed. Key characteristics of the problem emerge from a discussion of the phenomenon and its potential impacts. Ways in which it could be averted, or at least reduced, are then discussed, but the conclusion is that global prevention is unlikely, and therefore adaptation to the new climate will be necessary at national and local levels. To study possible actions at a local level, Christchurch is used as a case study. Christchurch, its planning institutions, and the type of climate change problem to which immediate attention should be given, are described. Finally, a model is developed to describe the factors contributing to inaction on a given problem. This model is used to explore ways in which the effect of these factors can be reduced.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectgreenhouse effecten
dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjectinfrastructureen
dc.subjectChristchurchen
dc.subjectcarbon dioxide emissionsen
dc.titleThe greenhouse effect : an approach to a local responseen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorWright, Jan
lu.thesis.supervisorSharp, Basil
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc040104 Climate Change Processesen


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