Rapid warming in SE Australia challenges plans to adapt gradually
By Roger Jones, Victoria University
Published 30 March 2012 at The Conversation
Step changes in warming of a few tenths to 1°C can produce rapid changes in risks such as extreme heat and fire danger. Yet, adaptation-planning that follows the dominant model of smooth climate change makes gradual adjustments to keep up with small changes in extremes. In these circumstances, a rapid change can catch sensitive systems out. Poorly planned responses may also lead to maladaptation.
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