Adaptation: The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
18 Sep 2014, ECSP
'Effective adaptation requires understanding how climate change will impact a specific place at a specific time. Some impacts are relatively easy to model, like mean sea level rise,' said Commander John Marburger of the US Navy’s Task Force Climate Change. The trouble is, 'nobody gets mean weather, and nobody gets mean sea level – you get the extremes'...
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