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Climate in Context : Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation (Hardcover)

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Society is increasingly affected by climate impacts, from prolonged water shortages to damaging coastal floods and wildfires. Scientists studying climate variations are eager to have their knowledge used in adaptive decision making. To achieve this, science and society must engage productively around complex management and policy challenges. For over 20 years, the science-society interface has been fertile ground for the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs sponsored by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Climate in Contextdescribes what it takes to help scientists and stakeholders work together to “co-produce” climate science knowledge, policy, and action. This state-of-the art synthesis reflects on lessons learned by RISA programs, and provides a sober assessment of the challenges ahead. Through case studies from various US regions, this book provides lessons and guidance for organizations and individuals who want to work at the science-society interface on a range of climate challenges.
Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology
Series Title: Wiley Works
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2016
TCIN: 51133863
UPC: 9781118474792
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1227

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