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Climate change adaptation in developed nations : from theory to practice

Author: James David Ford; Lea Berrang-Ford
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Advances in global change research, v. 42.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is now widely accepted that adaptation will be necessary if we are to manage the risks posed by climate change. What we know about adaptation, however, is limited. While there is a well established body of scholarship proposing assessment approaches and explaining concepts, few studies have examined if and how adaptation is taking place at a national or regional level.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Climate change adaptation in developed nations.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011
(OCoLC)728580566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James David Ford; Lea Berrang-Ford
ISBN: 9789400705678 9400705670
OCLC Number: 745004712
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 490 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction and overview --
pt. 2. Adaptation in the public health sector --
pt. 3. Adaptation in the industrial sector --
pt. 4. Adaptation in the urban environment --
pt. 5. Adaptation in the agricultural sector --
pt. 6. Adaptation in rural and resource-dependent communities --
pt. 7. Future directions.
Series Title: Advances in global change research, v. 42.
Responsibility: James D. Ford, Lea Berrang-Ford, editors.

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Adaptation will be necessary if the risks posed by climate change are to managed. This book details cases from sectors and regions in developed nations where specific adaptation measures have been  Read more...

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