New directions in climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation assessment : summary of a workshop /

With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing unprecedented attention on the need for strategies to adapt to climate changes that are now unavoidable....

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Meeting name:Workshop on New Directions in Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation Assessment (2008 : Washington, D.C.)
Imprint:Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 33 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Climatic changes -- Congresses.
Global warming -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment -- Congresses.
Environmental risk assessment -- Congresses.
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment.
Environmental risk assessment.
Global warming.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11203448
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Other authors / contributors:Brewer, Jennifer F.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
ISBN:128200803X
9781282008038
9780309130066
0309130069
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing unprecedented attention on the need for strategies to adapt to climate changes that are now unavoidable. The effects of climate change will touch every corner of the world's economies and societies; adaptation is inevitable. The remaining question is to what extent humans will anticipate and reduce undesired consequences of climate change, or postpone response until after climate change impacts have altered ecological and socioeconomic systems so significantly that opportunities for adaptation become limited. This book summarizes a National Research Council workshop at which presentations and discussion identified specific needs associated with this gap between the demand and supply of scientific information about climate change adaptation. --
Other form:Print version: Workshop on New Directions in Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation Assessment (2008 : Washington, D.C.). New directions in climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation assessment. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009 9780309130066