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The Adaptation Primers: Primer One, Canada’s Changing Climate

2018 – Colleen S.L, Mercer Clarke, and Alexander J. Clarke

The Adaptation Primers are a four-part manual that provides basic information on adaptation, one of the most complex challenges facing decision-makers in this first half of the 21st century. Primer One provide users with a summary of the current science on global warming, and the current and projected future changes in weather and climate throughout Canada. Primer One also summarizes current thinking on the effects anticipated environmental change will have on ecosystems, on society and on local as well as regional economics. Perhaps the most important component of the Primers is the reference material provided for each Chapter. The resources cited are intended to deepen understanding, share experience and, ultimately, to provide inspiration for innovative approaches to policy, planning, and design. It is hoped that the Primers can aid decision-makers as they advocate the need for change and the positive potential of change.

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