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Introduction

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271814
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780520953802 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0001
Introduction

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Climate change portends dramatic adjustments to our natural world and the way we live in it. In California, many of the challenges of adapting to a changing climate are institutional, requiring better information, determined policymaking, and more adaptive institutions, but California's current political culture and system of public administration are not well suited to a warmer and more variable climate. Even as it creates new challenges, however, climate change will present opportunities for leadership by a state that has established itself as a global leader in knowledge-intensive innovation.

Keywords: climatechange; California; adaptation; economics; institutions; innovation

Chapter.  2835 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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