Global Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change

  • Tara Rava Zolnikov

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Deborah Nabubwaya Chambers
    Pages 11-29
  3. Danielle Cook, Tessa Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 31-49
  4. Jennifer Raymond
    Pages 51-64
  5. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 65-77
  6. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 79-89
  7. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 91-102
  8. Daisy Ramirez-Ortiz
    Pages 103-115
  9. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 117-132
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


‘Global Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change’ provides an intriguing and accessible glimpse into how different regions around the world cope with the growing environmental burdens in which global changes in climate may contribute. This book provides a comprehensive overview for readers who may wish to dig deeper into the human toll of an unstable world."
- J.Y.Y. Wong, Published author in Environment International, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cancer Research

"Global Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change sheds an important light on climate change and the impacts that various countries are experiencing around the world. Through this text, one gains an understanding of some of the key policies and adaptation strategies currently being employed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally, thus offering a useful educational tool on such matters."
- Shahir Masri, author of ‘Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change’

This book explores the link between climate change and resiliency on each continent of the world. It reviews how climate change affects populations, not only through environmental exposures and health outcomes, but how people live their lives. Zolnikov brings together a set of experts to offer a novel perspective on understanding climate change vulnerability alongside adaption measures being implemented. Each chapter includes an overview on how climate change will affect that continent alongside current adaptation, mitigation, and policies that seek to improve population outcomes. As a whole, the book explores why a “one size fits all” approach to promote climate change resiliency does not work; however, a global perspective can facilitate people learning from one another and facing climate change together. 

Tara Rava Zolnikov is an associate professor in the School of Health and Human Services at National University, USA. Her research primarily focuses on global health issues in low- and middle-income countries. She has worked internationally on a variety of public health projects, ranging from infectious diseases to climate change. She is a qualitative researcher and concentrates on providing vulnerable populations with a voice.


climate change climate change adaptation social adaptation climate change vulnerability resilience climate risk disaster mitigation climate policy global health Natural disasters environment studies Epidemiology Pollution control

Editors and affiliations

  • Tara Rava Zolnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community HealthNational UniversitySan Diego, CAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01212-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01213-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8124
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8132
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