Adaptation to Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

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  • Author : Mark Pelling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 1134022018
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Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Mark Pelling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 October 2010
GET THIS BOOKAdaptation to Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 January 2011
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Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for--and in many cases is already affecting--a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science of Climate Change, part of a congressionally requested suite of studies known as America's Climate Choices. While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never closed, the book shows that hypotheses about climate

Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia

Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia
  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Release : 01 June 2014
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This report synthesizes the results of country and sector studies on the economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions on climate change in the Asian Development Bank's six South Asia developing members, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study takes into account the different scenarios and impacts projected across vulnerable sectors and estimates the total economic loss throughout the 21st century and amount of funding required for adaptation measures to avert such potential

Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Allen Thompson,Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 09 March 2012
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An analytically precise and theoretically probing exploration of the challenge to our values and virtues posed by climate change. Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, exploring the idea that the challenge of adapting to global climate change is fundamentally an ethical one, that it is not simply a matter of adapting our infrastructures and economies to mitigate damage but rather of

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation
  • Author : Anil Markandya,Ibon Galarraga,Elisa Sainz de Murieta
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 03 January 2014
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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. However, this area is is critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan and is the economic dimension, which therefore merits the increase in attention it is receiving.

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa
  • Author : Patrick Brandful Cobbinah,Michael Addaney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 January 2019
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This book take a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective

Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change - When Resistance Is Futile

Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change - When Resistance Is Futile
  • Author : John Morton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 December 2019
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Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change demonstrates climate change adaptation strategies that step beyond conventional land and species management, focused on facilitating ecological trajectories rather than static goals based on historical baselines. Current conservative approaches are too timid to address likely ecological outcomes of climate emission scenarios that have already been exceeded and are inadequate to ameliorate the 6th extinction. This book closely examines the commonalities and differences among three locations, spanning from Maryland, the Pacific Islands and Alaska,

Climatopolis

Climatopolis
  • Author : Matthew E. Kahn
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 07 September 2010
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"Climatopolis documents the thinking of a first-rate economist on one of the most pressing issues of our time" --Nature We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there's no stopping it. The question, according to environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change
  • Author : Melissa R. Marselle,Jutta Stadler,Horst Korn,Katherine N. Irvine,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 June 2019
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This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity

America's Climate Choices

America's Climate Choices
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on America's Climate Choices
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 June 2011
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Climate change is occurring. It is very likely caused by the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities, and poses significant risks for a range of human and natural systems. And these emissions continue to increase, which will result in further change and greater risks. America's Climate Choices makes the case that the environmental, economic, and humanitarian risks posed by climate change indicate a pressing need for substantial action now to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Author : John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 18 August 2011
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Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of

Climate Risk in Africa

Climate Risk in Africa
  • Author : Declan Conway,Katharine Vincent
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 19 October 2021
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This open access book highlights the complexities around making adaptation decisions and building resilience in the face of climate risk. It is based on experiences in sub-Saharan Africa through the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) applied research programme. It begins by dealing with underlying principles and structures designed to facilitate effective engagement about climate risk, including the robustness of information and the construction of knowledge through co-production. Chapters then move on to explore examples of using climate information to inform

Coastal Vulnerability and Climate Change in Australia

Coastal Vulnerability and Climate Change in Australia
  • Author : Christopher David Button
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKCoastal Vulnerability and Climate Change in Australia

The degree to which society is potentially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change can be expressed through an assessment of either the biophysical (external) or social (internal) elements at risk. In Australia, the focus to date has been on the biophysical elements, or the level of physical exposure and sensitivity to potential climate change impacts. A greater understanding of the social elements of vulnerability is needed, including society's adaptive capacity. In short, whilst individuals and communities may not be