Climate

Global Change and Local Adaptation

  • Igor Linkov
  • Todd S. Bridges

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Climate Change Challenges

  3. Climate Change Adaptation as a Risk-Based Decision Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. S. Muller, R. Muñoz-Carpena, G. Kiker
      Pages 39-65
    3. I. Linkov, M. Bates, D. Loney, M. Sparrevik, T. Bridges
      Pages 133-155
    4. R. J. T. Klein
      Pages 157-168
    5. M. Merad, N. Dechy, F. Marcel
      Pages 193-207
    6. L. Yumagulova
      Pages 209-235
    7. H. Karl, C. Curtin, L. Scarlett, W. Hopkins
      Pages 237-255
  4. National Security Applications and Needs

About these proceedings

Introduction

Rising sea levels and altered weather patterns are expected to significantly alter coastal and inland environments for humans, infrastructure and ecosystems. Potential land-use changes and population increases, coupled with uncertain predictions for sea level rise and storm frequency/intensity represent a significant planning challenge. While efforts to mitigate climate change continue, plans must be made to adapt to the risks that climate change poses to humans, infrastructure, and ecosystems alike. This book addresses integrated environmental assessment and management as part of the nexus of climate change adaptation. Risk analysis has emerged as a useful approach to guide assessment, communication and management of security risks. However, with respect to climate change, an integrated, multi-criteria, multi-hazard, risk-informed decision framework is desirable for evaluating adaptation strategies. The papers in Part 1 summarize societal and political needs for climate change adaptation. Part 2 includes papers summarizing the state of the art in climate change adaptation. Three further parts cover: the process of change in coastal regions, in inland regions, and, finally, the potential challenges to homeland security for national governments. Each of these parts reviews achievements, identifies gaps in current knowledge, and suggests research priorities.

Keywords

Adaptive management Climate change Environmental management Environmental policy Risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Todd S. Bridges
    • 2
  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA
  2. 2.US Army Engin. Research & Developm. Ctr.VicksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1770-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1769-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1770-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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