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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
Issue:045
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.
Language:English
Year:2009
No. of pages:8
Pages:41-48
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/045/006/ecp094506.pdf
Available:2009-12-09
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Shalini P. Vajjhala, Daniel G. Spedaro (2009). The Global Adaptation Atlas, State of Climate Visualization http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=045;article=006 (accessed 10/21/2014)