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Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation

by Adam S. Parris, Gregg M. Garfin, Kirstin Dow, Ryan Meyer, and Sarah L. Close (eds.)

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Available From: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-118-47479-2
Binding: hardcover
Pages: xxvi, 274

 

Evaluation to advance science policy: lessons from Pacific RISA and CLIMAS 215, by Daniel B. Ferguson, Melissa L. Finucane, Victoria W. Keener and Gigi Owen, in Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation.

Society is increasingly affected by climate impacts from prolonged water shortages to damaging coastal floods and wildfires. Scientists studying climate variations are eager to have their knowledge used in adaptive decision making. To achieve this, science and society must engage productively around complex management and policy challenges. For over 20 years, the science-society interface has been fertile ground for the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs sponsored by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Climate in Context describes what it takes to help scientists and stakeholders work together to "co-produce" climate science knowledge, policy, and action. This state-of-the-art synthesis reflects on lessons learned by RISA programs and provides a sober assessment of the challenges ahead. Through case studies from various US regions, this book provides lessons and guidance for organizations and individuals who want to work at the science-society interface on a range of climate challenges.

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