Intact nature provides best defence against climate change

Published today in Nature Climate Change is a piece by Dr James Watson and I called “Intact ecosystems provide best defence against climate change”. In this paper we illustrate how certain climate adaptation strategies may have a negative impact on nature which in turn will impact people in the long-term. We provide examples of alternative adaptation strategies that are sensitive to nature and finally explore a key mechanism for funding intelligent adaptation, namely eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v6/n2/full/nclimate2918.html

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James Allan NCC 2016

Shifting agriculture into intact vegetation in response to drought (Photo: James Allan)

 

 

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