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Adaptive capacity and human cognition: The process of individual adaptation to climate change
Abstract Adaptation has emerged as an important area of research and assessment among climate change scientists. Most scholarly work has identified resource constraints as being the most significantExpand
Countering the Loading-Dock Approach to Linking Science and Decision Making
This article provides a comparative institutional analysis between El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) forecasting systems in the Pacific and southern Africa with a focus on how scientificExpand
Assessing vulnerabilities to the effects of global change: an eight step approach
A method to guide vulnerability assessments of coupled human–environment systems toward a common objective: informing the decision-making of specific stakeholders about options for adapting to the effects of global change is proposed. Expand
Perceptions of climate risk in Mozambique: Implications for the success of adaptation strategies
Policies to promote adaptation climate risks often rely on the willing cooperation of the intended beneficiaries. If these beneficiaries disagree with policy makers and program managers about theExpand
Effective seasonal climate forecast applications: examining constraints for subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe
Abstract For the last decade, climate scientists have improved their skill at predicting seasonal rainfall patterns in many parts of the world based on observations of sea surface temperatures.Expand
Effects of seasonal climate forecasts and participatory workshops among subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe.
Evidence is presented of subsistence farmers using the forecasts over multiple years to make different decisions and significantly improving their harvests when they do so, in a controlled study in Zimbabwe. Expand
Making index insurance attractive to farmers
There are several factors that influence whether people will want to participate in index insurance programs. A number of these influence their attractiveness on economic grounds, including both theExpand
Adaptive Capacity and Human Cognition
The decisions of people, acting either to avoid impacts to things they value or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change, partly drive the process of adaptation to climate changeExpand
Using Specific Language to Describe Risk and Probability
There is a problem with the IPCC strategy, however, in that it uses words differently from the way lay readers of the assessment typically do, leading readers to under-estimate the probability of high-magnitude possible outcomes. Expand