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Working Paper

93

Are there Social Limits to Adaptation to Climate Change?

Published on 20 November 2008

This paper argues that when analysing limits to adaptation we need to go beyond biological, economic or technological factors. It recommends giving more attention to the role of ethics, knowledge, risk and culture in societies, as these also define limits to adaptation.

Written by Neil Adger, Suraje Dessai, Marisa Goulden, Mike Hulme, Irene Lorenzoni, Don Nelson, Lars Otto Naess, Johanna Wolf, Anita Wreford

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Lars Otto Naess

Research Fellow

Publication details

published by
Springer
authors
Adger, N. et al.
journal
Climatic Change, volume 93, issue 3-4

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