Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for by Adam S. Parris, Dr. Gregg M. Garfin, Professor Kirstin Dow,

By Adam S. Parris, Dr. Gregg M. Garfin, Professor Kirstin Dow, Dr. Ryan Meyer, Dr. Sarah L. Close

Society is more and more tormented by weather affects, from lengthy water shortages to harmful coastal floods and wildfires. Scientists learning weather adaptations are desirous to have their wisdom utilized in adaptive choice making. to accomplish this, technological know-how and society needs to interact productively round advanced administration and coverage demanding situations. For over two decades, the science-society interface has been fertile floor for the neighborhood built-in Sciences and tests (RISA) courses subsidized through the U.S. nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
 
Climate in Context describes what it takes to assist scientists and stakeholders interact to “co-produce” weather technological know-how wisdom, coverage, and motion. This state-of-the paintings synthesis displays on classes realized through RISA courses, and offers a sober review of the demanding situations forward. via case experiences from quite a few US areas, this e-book offers classes and assistance for organisations and people who are looking to paintings on the science-society interface on a variety of weather demanding situations.

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Show how an event such as Hurricane Sandy warranted re-allocation of time and expertise to develop risk information in support of greater resilience in an urban rebuilding strategy. In addition, the RISA follow-up work on Hurricane Sandy is intended to complement ongoing research on the exposure and vulnerability of a regional urban system to regional climatic and nonclimatic stressors, such as increasing water demands. They point out the challenges of keeping multiple risks in perspective, given urban planners’ visceral experience of the hurricane, and illustrate how a RISA team advanced a better understanding of vulnerability and risk in the form of usable knowledge for New York City, ultimately building a capacity to adapt to global change.

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