The adaptive challenge of climate change [E-Book] / edited by Karen O'Brien, Elin Selboe.
O'Brien, Karen L., (editor)
Selboe, Elin, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015
1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages)
englisch
9781139149389
9781107022980
Full Text
This book presents a new perspective on adaptation to climate change. It considers climate change as more than a problem that can be addressed solely through technical expertise. Instead, it approaches climate change as an adaptive challenge that is fundamentally linked to beliefs, values and worldviews, as well as to power, politics, identities and interests. Drawing on case studies from high-income countries, the book argues that it is time to consider adaptation to climate change as a challenge of social, personal and political transformations. The authors represent a variety of fields and perspectives, illustrating the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the problem. The book will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and advanced students in the environmental sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as to decision makers and practitioners interested in new ideas about adapting to climate change.