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Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Alice C. Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Abstract

Even under the most optimistic scenarios, significant global climate change is now inevitable. Although we cannot tell with certainty how much average global temperatures will rise, we do know that the warming we have experienced to date has already caused significant losses, and that the failure to prepare for the consequences of further warming may prove to be staggering. This book does not dwell on overhyped descriptions of apocalyptic climate scenarios, nor does it travel down well-trodden paths surrounding the politics of reducing carbon emissions. Instead, it starts with two central fact ... More

Keywords: climate change, resilience, United States, global warming, sustainability, public policy, public health, climate, urban planning, disaster risk management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190909345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190909345.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice C. Hill, author
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, author
Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute