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Adapting to a Changing EnvironmentConfronting the Consequences of Climate Change$
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Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001

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Climate Change, Resources, and Human Adaptation

Climate Change, Resources, and Human Adaptation

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(p.1) 1 Climate Change, Resources, and Human Adaptation
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Adapting to a Changing Environment
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Tim R. McClanahan

Joshua E. Cinner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0001

The theoretical framework of the book is developed here where the three axes are proposed for contextualizing the solutions to climate change. The axes include an ecological conditions, an axis of exposure to climate change, and an axis of adaptive capacity, each determined by local conditions. Appropriate adaptation efforts will depend on the interaction of these three axes and a site’s position along these axes can provide important information about the types of policies and actions required.

Keywords:   adaptive capacity, climate change, ecological condition, environmental stress, IPCC, Africa, Indian Ocean

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