By James D. Ford, Lea Berrang-Ford

It is now broadly approved that version could be helpful if we're to regulate the hazards posed through weather switch. What we all know approximately edition, in spite of the fact that, is restricted. whereas there's a good validated physique of scholarship providing overview techniques and explaining strategies, few reviews have tested if and the way model is occurring at a countrywide or neighborhood point. This deficit in figuring out is very said in constructed countries that have regularly been assumed to have a low vulnerability to weather swap. but as fresh learn highlights, this assumption is lost: built international locations are experiencing the main reported adjustments in weather conditions globally and feature major wallet of vulnerability. Chapters during this ebook profilecases from various sectors in constructed countries the place specific edition measures were pointed out, carried out, and evaluated. The contributions offer sensible recommendation and tips which can support consultant model making plans in a number of contexts, deciding on transferable classes.

It is a accomplished and well timed piece of labor on an rising physique of literature that's severe for either teachers and coverage makers to pay attention to and study from concerning the significance of version and model wishes linked to weather switch and variability. it's a robust breakthrough in bringing jointly this literature and considering in a single collective piece of writing.

Chris Furgal, Trent college, Canada

Lead writer IPCC 4th review Report

This quantity is bold in scope and detailed in concentration. it's not approximately weather swap technological know-how or mitigation or impacts... yet focuses essentially at the tactics of version. This quantity represents a beneficial compilation of principles, tools and functions facing model to weather swap in constructed nations.

Barry Smit, college of Guelph, Canada

Canada study Chair in worldwide Environmental Change

This booklet offers key insights from top students who're addressing a big yet ignored query: How effortless is it to evolve to weather switch in perform? concentrating on proof from built nations, the contributions offer purposes for either optimism and difficulty, and classes which are severe for someone attracted to weather swap coverage and a sustainable future.

Karen O’Brien, collage of Oslo, Norway

Chair of worldwide Environmental swap and Human Security

Show description

Read or Download Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations: From Theory to Practice PDF

Similar climatology books

Climate change: observed impacts on planet Earth

The weather of the Earth is often changing.  because the debate over the consequences of alterations within the Earth's weather has grown, the time period weather swap has come to refer primarily to alterations we have seen over contemporary years and people that are anticipated to be coming, often because of human behavior. This booklet serves as a vast, available consultant to the technology in the back of this usually political and heated debate by way of offering medical aspect and proof in language that's transparent to either the non-specialist and the intense pupil.

Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

Utilized Geography deals an invaluabel creation to helpful study in actual, environmental and human geography and gives a brand new concentration and reference element for investigating and realizing problem-orientated examine.

Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change: Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future (Ontological Explorations)

Interdisciplinarity and weather swap is a huge new publication addressing essentially the most hard questions of our time. Its special viewpoint is predicated at the popularity that powerful and coherent interdisciplinarity is critical to house the difficulty of weather switch, and the multitude of associated phenomena which either represent and attach to it.

Image 2.0: Integrated Modeling of Global Climate Change

Just a couple of laboratories on this planet have taken the daring step to aim the combination of sub-models of the weather method, the worldwide biogeochemical cycles and the human/societal elements. This quantity studies any such significant project and it truly is a huge step in the direction of an built-in method of international swap technological know-how.

Extra info for Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations: From Theory to Practice

Sample text

Perceived individual agency plays a role in whether or not people act on an issue. A related cognitive mechanism is self-efficacy, which affects the perceived ability to act (Bandura 1977) in the face of risk. Both high and low self-efficacy can lead to counterproductive outcomes for adaptation. This is demonstrated by a study of elderly people’s perceptions of heat wave risk and vulnerability (Wolf et al. 2009) which suggests that proactive adaptation may be prevented by individuals either insisting on their independence and abilities to cope (characteristics which are aligned with high self-efficacy), or believing that nothing can be done to prevent the health effects of heat effectively (a characteristic aligned with low self-efficacy).

Glob Environ Chang 21(2):25–33 Biesbroek GR, Swart RJ, Carter TR et al (2010) Europe adapts to climate change: comparing national adaptation strategies. Glob Environ Chang 20(3):440–450 Boettke P, Chamlee-Wright E, Gordon P et al (2007) The political, economic, and social aspects of Katrina. D. Ford and L. Berrang-Ford Brown S, Walker G (2008) Understanding heat wave vulnerability in nursing and residential homes. Build Res Inf 36(4):363–372 Bryant J, Teasdale A, Tobias M et al (2004) Population ageing and government health expenditures in New Zealand, 1951–2051 – Working paper 04/14.

Isoard highlights the important role of the European Union (EU) in promoting adaptation among member states, including integrating adaptation into EU sectoral policies, fostering research, coordinating and enhancing information sharing on adaptation, and providing methodological guidance for adaptation policy development. This is reflected in the recently developed EU Adaptation White Paper that provides a two-phase strategy focusing on improving understanding of opportunities for adaptation leading to the development of an EU strategy from 2013 onward.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 5 votes