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Authors:Shalini P. Vajjhala: Resources for the Future (RFF), USA
Daniel G. Spedaro: Resources for the Future (RFF), USA
Publication title:The Global Adaptation Atlas
Conference:State of Climate Visualization
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:006
Abstract: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.
No. of pages:8
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Shalini P. Vajjhala, Daniel G. Spedaro (2009). The Global Adaptation Atlas, State of Climate Visualization;article=006 (accessed 9/17/2014)