What is Climate Change Adaptation: The Adaptation Cycle

Climate change mitigation: The process by which we reduce our contributions to the cause of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions (Image: Pexels.com)
Extreme rainfall over a short period can overwhelm city stormwater sewers and cause millions in damages (Image: pixabay.com)
Global climate models are increasingly more accurate, but downscaling them to local scenarios remains a challenge (Image: NOAA.gov)
Like deciding to drive in a snowstorm, risk assessment depends on what we value, our perceived ability to cope, and our exposure to hazard
In July 2013 extreme rainfall hit the Greater Toronto Area with 100 millimeters of rain falling in a few short hours. The flood caused over $60 million in public damages and $800 million in private claims (Image: Canadian Press)
The is no shortage of adaptive options, its the decision that can be the hard part (image: pixabay.com)
The Climate Change Adaptation Cycle (Image: D.Bednar)

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