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Resilience

The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change

  • 1st Edition - May 9, 2018
  • Editors: Zinta Zommers, Keith Alverson
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 1 8 9 1 - 7
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 1 8 9 2 - 4

In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplin… Read more

Resilience

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In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplinary perspectives, from law to engineering, and cover different regions from Africa to the Pacific. Chapters assess the need for adaptation, highlighting climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increases in temperature, changing hydrological variability, and threats to food security. The book then discusses the state of global legislation and means of tracking progress. It reviews ways to build resilience in a range of contexts— from the Arctic, to small island states, to urban areas, across food and energy systems. Critical tools for adaptation planning are highlighted - from social capital and ethics, to decision support systems, to innovative finance and risk transfer mechanisms. Controversies related to geoengineering and migration are also discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in climate change adaptation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, and urban planning.