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School
Western University
Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2152F/G
Professor
Bharat Punjabi
Semester
Winter

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What do we do: Climate Change Adaptation - Adaptation can be defined as adjustments of a system to reduce vulnerability and to increase the resilience of system to change, in this case - Adaptation occurs at a range of inter-linking scales and can ether occur in anticipation of change (anticipatory adaptation) or be a response to those change (reactive adaptation) o Reactive adaptation: Governments that cant invest in anticipatory adaptation – aka. Developing countries - Most adaptation being implemented at present is responding to current climate trends and variability, for example increased use of artificial snow making in the European Alps - Some adaptation measures, however, are anticipating future climate change, such as the construction of the confederation bridge in Canada at a higher elevation to take into account the effect ..... - Adaptation is ultimately local Social Construction of Adapti
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