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Revelation or Revolution?

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/9780520271814.003.0010
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Is climate change a curse of industrialization or an opportunity? This book has presented a case for the latter, arguing that a proactive approach to mitigation and adaptation will present a new generation of opportunities for innovation and growth. However, California is at present woefully unpreparedto adapt to a changing climate. Its political and institutional cultures evolved in an era of low climate variability. To adapt to sustained higher climate variability, state agencies will need to increase their competency and rethink the way in which they plan, allocate resources, and interact.

Keywords: climatechange; California; climate variability; adaptation; economics; innovation; politics; institutions

Chapter.  1108 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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