The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book contains horizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptation research, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australiaas social-ecological systems have a long history of adapting to climate variability and change, and in recent decades has been a world-leader in implementing and researching adaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all those working to adapt our environment and societies to climate change.... that is inclusive along the way, as much as seeking inclusivity at an endpoint, is invaluable and our communications focus helped us to do this. ... their climate histories and traditional knowledge about climate change (e.g. Riedlinger and Berkes 2001; Ford and Smit 2004; Ford et al. ... WIREs Climate Change 2, 757a 766.
|Title||:||Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation|
|Author||:||Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2014-10-27|