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Losses in windstorm catastrophes Losses in windstorm catastrophes
Emissions from human activities, and primarily fossil fuels, contribute to climate change, global warming and the greenhouse effect. This is primarily from industry, energy, transportation and related sectors. Please note that this collection of graphics has since been updated, please see http://www.grida.no or http://unfccc.int/ for the latest information and graphics
12 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threat of bad bugs Threat of bad bugs
Locust invasions are a major threat to the agriculture, pasture, food security and social stability of rural populations occupying a very large area from Western Africa to Northern India. Large amounts of chemicals are being used to check this plague, at considerable risk to the environment and public health. As a hazard locusts depend on the wind and rain to travel.
03 Oct 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Natural and industrial disasters Natural and industrial disasters
Some places are more prone to disaster than others. But that does it take to turn a cyclone into a disaster in one place and just a climatic event somewhere else? The main reasons are obvious enough. Economically deprived people living in shacks are more likely to suffer from any calamity. Rich countries may have more to lose financially, but they also have more resources for anticipating hazards. There are many ways of determining vulnerability,...
01 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Preliminary assessment of the Himalaya region Preliminary assessment of the Himalaya region
Poster that was prepared as a proof of concept in the development of the GLOBIO2 model. The greater Himalayan region is a giant mega watershed with many areas with little development and this area harbours a massive amount of water resources for the population in the densily inhabited areas downstream.
26 Jan 2006 - by Julien Rouaud, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human impact, Arctic Russia 2002 and scenarios Human impact, Arctic Russia 2002 and scenarios
Presentation of impact analysis from the Europe and Asia GLOBIO2 analysis and scenarios prepared for the GEO-3 publication. Much of Arctic Russia is very sparsely populated and will remain one of the World's few wilderness areas.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius and Robert Barnes, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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barents2_scenario20y barents2_scenario20y
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Preliminary assessment of the Amazonian region Preliminary assessment of the Amazonian region
Poster that was prepared as a proof of concept in the development of the GLOBIO2 model. The greater Amazonian region is a giant mega watershed with many remote areas with very little development and this area harbours a massive amount of water resources for the population in the densily inhabited areas downstream, as well as areas of very high and unique biodiversity.
26 Jan 2006 - by Maren Aschehoug, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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comparison2030 comparison2030
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Human impact, Norway 2002-2050 (with protected areas) Human impact, Norway 2002-2050 (with protected areas)
Analysis of the suggested development of impact on ecosystems through human activities. The GLOBIO-2 model uses settlements and infrastructure, such as roads, pipelines and powerlines as proxies for stress and fragmentation.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human impact, Greater Asian Mountains region 2000 and scenarios for 2030 Human impact, Greater Asian Mountains region 2000 and scenarios for 2030
Changes in the Greater Asian Mountains area with reduced biodiversity and ecosystem function as a result of human development in infrastructure and associated resource exploitation between 2000 and 2030, given different scenarios. Security first and Markest first indicate situations where market deiven forces determine rate and extent of development while policy first represents a moderate growth rate.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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  The encroachment of road networks in Northern Norway, 1940-2000 The encroachment of road networks in Northern Norway, 1940-2000
The development of human settlements and the road network linking them together are fragmenting natural habitats especially for larger mammals, such as bears, wolves or reindeer. The nature loses its status as wilderness.
26 Jan 2006 - by Julien Rouaud, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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timeseries_all timeseries_all
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Human impact, Northern Norway 1600 and 2002-2052 Human impact, Northern Norway 1600 and 2002-2052
Analysis of the suggested development of impact on ecosystems through human activities. The GLOBIO-2 model uses settlements and infrastructure, such as roads, pipelines and powerlines as proxies for stress and fragmentation.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human Impact, Greater Asian Mountains region with specific examples Human Impact, Greater Asian Mountains region with specific examples
Presentation of areas where infrastructure development, intense land use or agriculture has resulted in biodiversity loss in the Greater Asiam Mountain region. The locations illustrate some of the great variety in the region and are presented in the 'Fall of the Water' report
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human Impact, Southern Norway 2002 Human Impact, Southern Norway 2002
Presentation of impact analysis from the Europe GLOBIO2 analysis and scenarios prepared for the GEO-3 publication. In addition to the human impact on the mountains of Southern Norway this also displays selected protected areas.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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barents2_scenario30y barents2_scenario30y
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Loss of Great Ape habitat 2002-2032 (Southeast Asia) Loss of Great Ape habitat 2002-2032 (Southeast Asia)
Based on population pressures the GLOBIO2 model has assessed the current and future human impacts on Great Ape (Orangutan) habitat in Southeast Asia. The remaining forests are projected to be subject to piecemal fragmentation and loss of wilderness characteristics, in the Orangutan range.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human Impact, Southern Norway 2052 Human Impact, Southern Norway 2052
Presentation of impact analysis from the Europe GLOBIO2 analysis and scenarios prepared for the GEO-3 publication. In addition to the human impact on the mountains of Southern Norway this also displays selected protected areas.
26 Jan 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Changes in biodiversity and ecosystems based on human impact 1990-2050 Changes in biodiversity and ecosystems based on human impact 1990-2050
Modelling, using the GLOBIO1 model, over the Arctic, assessing the impacts on the environment based on infrastructure development between 1990 and 2050 in three different scenarios. The development of roads, pipelines and powerlines fragments the natural habitats and reduces the wilderness qualities.
26 Jan 2006 - by Even Husby, Julien Rouaud, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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barents2_scenario0y barents2_scenario0y
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