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Record number 552226
Title The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions
Author(s) Conway, Declan; Nicholls, Robert J.; Brown, Sally; Tebboth, Mark G.L.; Adger, William Neil; Ahmad, Bashir; Biemans, Hester; Crick, Florence; Lutz, Arthur F.; Campos, Ricardo Safra De; Said, Mohammed; Singh, Chandni; Zaroug, Modathir Abdalla Hassan; Ludi, Eva; New, Mark; Wester, Philippus
Source Nature Climate Change 9 (2019)7. - ISSN 1758-678X - p. 503 - 511.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0502-0
Department(s) Water and Food
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract

Studies of climate change at specific intervals of future warming have primarily been addressed through top-down approaches using climate projections and modelled impacts. In contrast, bottom-up approaches focus on the recent past and present vulnerability. Here, we examine climate signals at different increments of warming and consider the need to reconcile top-down and bottom-up approaches. We synthesise insights from recent studies in three climate-sensitive systems where change is a defining feature of the human-environment system. Whilst top-down and bottom-up approaches generate complementary insights into who and what is at risk, integrating their results is a much-needed step towards developing relevant information to address the needs of immediate adaptation decisions.

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