Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

“Adaptive” approach to climate change puts faith in resilience thinking

Posted 21 Aug 2012 / 0

All Things Considered Boston Plans For ‘Near-Term Risk’ Of Rising Tides

My worry here is pretty simple: with the ‘practical’ approach of adapting to inevitable climate change is beginning to gain traction across the United States, the end of near-term denial will fail to pull along our long-term denial. As people begin to contemplate triage responses to climate change, they may delude themselves into thinking that we can ‘adapt’ our way out of the larger, unstoppable long-term consequences of ‘business as usual’.

A Minor Post, Climate Change, Resilience

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