Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

Editors: Kane, Sally M., Yohe, Gary W. (Eds.)

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Changes in climate and climate variability have an effect on people's behaviour around the world, and public institutions have an important part to play in influencing our ability to respond to and plan for climate risk. We may be able to reduce climate risk by seeking to mitigate the threat on the one hand, and by adapting to a changed climate on the other. Another theme of the book is the integrated role of adaptation and mitigation in framing issues and performing analyses. Adaptation costs fall most heavily on the poor and special attention needs to be paid to adaptation by the poorest populations. An integrating framework is also presented to provide the context for an expansive typology of terms to apply to adaptation. The 12 papers collected here use methods from a variety of disciplines and focus on different time frames for decision making, from short term to the very long term.
Readership: Technically trained readers familiar with the policy issues surrounding climate change and interested in learning the scientific underpinnings of issues related to societal adaptation.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: An Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Kane, Sally (et al.)

  • Cautionary Tales: Adaptation and the Global Poor

    Pages 5-17

    Kates, Robert W.

  • Smallholder Maize Production and Climatic Risk: A Case Study from Mexico

    Pages 19-36

    Eakin, Hallie

  • Pacific Salmon Fisheries: Climate, Information and Adaptation in a Conflict-Ridden Context

    Pages 37-61

    Miller, Kathleen A.

  • Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Variability in Southern Africa: The Growing Role of Climate Information

    Pages 63-73

    Dilley, Maxx

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change
Editors
  • Sally M. Kane
  • Gary W. Yohe
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3010-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3010-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6384-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5494-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 278
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