Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Let's not forget adaptation

Mitigation of climate change dominates the international agenda and is significantly influencing South Africa's stance on climate change (see earlier post on this blog).

Adaptation to climatic changes is already happening, and if not supported and facilitated through longer-term planning, disaster prevention, early warning system and appropriate R&D to name a few, may lead to unnecessary hardship in a continent without the means to effectively cope with climatic change.

An interesting perspective on how the definitions of climate change is driving behaviour is provided in this insightful article by Prof Roger Pielke from the University of Colorado.

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