Hell and High Water: Practice-Relevant Adaptation Science

TitleHell and High Water: Practice-Relevant Adaptation Science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
JournalScience
Volume342
Number6159
Pages696-698
Date Published11/2013
Abstract / Summary

Informing the extensive preparations needed to manage climate risks, avoid damages, and realize emerging opportunities is a grand challenge for climate change science. U.S. President Obama underscored the need for this research when he made climate preparedness a pillar of his climate policy. Adaptation improves preparedness and is one of two broad and increasingly important strategies (along with mitigation) for climate risk management. Adaptation is required in virtually all sectors of the economy and regions of the globe, for both built and natural systems (1).

DOI10.1126/science.1239569
Journal: Science
Year of Publication: 2013
Volume: 342
Number: 6159
Pages: 696-698
Date Published: 11/2013

Informing the extensive preparations needed to manage climate risks, avoid damages, and realize emerging opportunities is a grand challenge for climate change science. U.S. President Obama underscored the need for this research when he made climate preparedness a pillar of his climate policy. Adaptation improves preparedness and is one of two broad and increasingly important strategies (along with mitigation) for climate risk management. Adaptation is required in virtually all sectors of the economy and regions of the globe, for both built and natural systems (1).

DOI: 10.1126/science.1239569
Citation:
Moss, RH, GA Meehl, MC Lemos, JB Smith, JR Arnold, JC Arnott, D Behar, GP Brasseur, and SB Broomell.  2013.  "Hell and High Water: Practice-Relevant Adaptation Science."  Science 342(6159): 696-698.  https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1239569.