By Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik

The e-book advances wisdom approximately weather switch version practices via a sequence of case reports. It offers vital facts approximately version practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal area, group providers, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case reviews throughout those sectors, the ebook comprises horizon-scoping essays from overseas specialists in version study, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological platforms have an extended background of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in contemporary many years has been a world-leader in enforcing and gaining knowledge of version, making this booklet of common relevance to all these operating to conform the environment and societies to weather change.

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The concept of ‘adaptation studies’ seems more appropriate and, to this end, we hope that this book is a useful contribution to this exciting science–policy challenge. Acknowledgements We thank Steve Dovers (Australian National University) for his insightful comments, which have resulted in a much improved chapter. Q. et al. (2007) Assessment of adaptation practices, options, constraints and capacity. , 18 jean p.  boulter et al. P. et al. (eds) Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

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It is still the case that exposure and sensitivity can be influenced positively or negatively by individual or societal responses to climate change and/or other stresses. Reducing exposure and sensitivity as well as building capacity to adapt, in combination with reductions in greenhouse gases, remain among the essential elements of responses to manage climate risks. References IPCC (2001) Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Inter�governmental Panel on Climate Change.

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