Article | State of Climate Visualization | The Global Adaptation Atlas

Title:
The Global Adaptation Atlas
Author:
Shalini P. Vajjhala: Resources for the Future (RFF), USA Daniel G. Spedaro: Resources for the Future (RFF), USA
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Year:
2009
Conference:
State of Climate Visualization
Issue:
045
Article no.:
006
Pages:
41-48
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2009-12-09
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Climate change is a global problem that will likely contribute to a wide range of local environmental changes. Even if society averts the most severe projected impacts of climate change through long term reductions in CO2 emissions; climate changes already underway will present challenges for sustaining livelihoods of communities around the world. Accordingly; adaptation will play a major role in addressing these human sustainability challenges. Decision makers need to understand which climate impacts are important in their region and what their options are for adapting well; to decide how money and resources should be allocated. The Global Adaptation Atlas is intended to enable this type of knowledge creation; sharing; and learning. As a web-based mapping application (in development); the Atlas will integrate interactive maps of the best-available science on climate impacts and the latest information on adaptation activities; provided free to the public.

State of Climate Visualization

Author:
Shalini P. Vajjhala, Daniel G. Spedaro
Title:
The Global Adaptation Atlas
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State of Climate Visualization

Author:
Shalini P. Vajjhala, Daniel G. Spedaro
Title:
The Global Adaptation Atlas
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