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Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

  • Sally M. Kane
  • Gary W. Yohe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sally Kane, Jason F. Shogren
    Pages 75-102
  3. Robert J. Lempert, Michael E. Schlesinger, Steven C. Bankes, Natalia G. Andronova
    Pages 129-161
  4. Christopher R. Bryant, Barry Smit, Michael Brklacich, Thomas R. Johnston, John Smithers, Quentin Chiotti et al.
    Pages 181-201
  5. Stephen H. Schneider, William E. Easterling, Linda O. Mearns
    Pages 203-221
  6. Barry Smit, Ian Burton, Richard J. T. Klein, J. Wandel
    Pages 223-251

About this book


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.


adaptation climate climate change climate variability production water ecotoxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sally M. Kane
    • 1
  • Gary W. Yohe
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of Global Programs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsWesleyan UniversityMiddletownUSA
  3. 3.The Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global ChangeCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change
  • Editors Sally M. Kane
    Gary W. Yohe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6384-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5494-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-3010-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 278
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
    Environmental Management
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