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Global Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 2 - Why are ice and snow important to us?

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T09:19:12Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T09:19:12Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-2799-9en_US
dc.identifier.otherDEW/0924/NAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/14473
dc.descriptionThis report demonstrates how we are affected by ice and snow, whether we live in the northern regions or tropical climates or in between. Ice and snow are important components of the Earth’s climate system and are particularly vulnerable to global warming. Ice and snow are important parts of northerners’ identity and culture, especially for indigenous people, whose cultures have adapted to a world in which ice and snow are not only integral parts of the ecosystem but also support a sustainable way of life. Reduction of ice and snow damages the ecosystems that support these cultures and livelihoodsen_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.unep.org/geo/geo_ice/en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Outlook for Ice and Snowen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectICEen_US
dc.subject.classificationClimate changeen_US
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governanceen_US
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment under reviewen_US
dc.subject.othersnowen_US
dc.titleGlobal Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 2 - Why are ice and snow important to us?en_US
dc.typeChapters and Articlesen_US
wd.identifier.newreleaseNoen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000047


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