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Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner


Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many people, especially the world’s poor. Using a focal lens of coral reef fisheries, upon which millions of people depend on for their livelihood, this book provides a tool box of options for confronting the consequences of climate change through building local-scale adaptive capacity in societies and improving the condition of the natural resources. Building adaptive capacity will require strengthening a ... More

Keywords: climate change, resilience, vulnerability, social-ecological system, coral reef, fisheries, livelihood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim R. McClanahan, author
Wildlife Conservation Society

Joshua Cinner, author
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University