Report to Congressional Requesters: Climate Change (Paperback)

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Policymakers are increasingly viewing adaptation as a risk management strategy to protect vulnerable infrastructure that might be affected by changes in the climate. While adaptation measures-such as raising river or coastal dikes to protect infrastructure from sea level rise, building higher bridges, or increasing the capacity of stormwater systems-may be costly, there is a growing recognition that the cost of inaction could be greater. As stated in a 2010 NRC report, even though there are still uncertainties regarding the exact nature and magnitude of climate change impacts, mobilizing now to increase the nation's adaptive capacity can be viewed as an insurance policy against climate change risks.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781503229273
ISBN-10: 1503229270
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2015
Pages: 102
Language: English