From barriers to limits to climate change adaptation : path dependency and the speed of change

  title={From barriers to limits to climate change adaptation : path dependency and the speed of change},
  author={J. Barnett and Louisa S. Evans and Catherine C. Gross and Anthony S. Kiem and Richard T. Kingsford and Jean P. Palutikof and M Otto Catherine and Pickering and Scott G. Smithers},
Research on the barriers and limits to climate change adaptation identifies many factors, but describes few processes whereby adaptation is constrained or may indeed fail to avoid catastrophic losses. It often assumes that barriers are by and large distinct from limits to adaptation. We respond to recent calls for comparative studies that are able to further knowledge about the underlying drivers of barriers and limits to adaptation. We compare six cases from across Australia, including those… CONTINUE READING


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