Climate choices for a sustainable southwest

Diana Liverman, Susanne C. Moser, Paul S. Weiland, Lisa Dilling, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Heidi E Brown, Eric S. Gordon, Christina Greene, Eric Holthaus, Deb A. Niemeier, Stephanie Pincetl, W. James Steenburgh, Vincent C. Tidwell, Jennifer Hoffman

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Abstract

This chapter provides an integrated overview of solutions and choices for responding to climate change in ways that reduce risks and support sustainable development in the Southwest. The goal is to illustrate the range of choices for responding to climate change, along with some of the relevant trade-offs and opportunities, to inform policy options and decisions. In the context of climate change, risk reduction includes: reducing global GHG emissions to limit global changes; limiting activities locally or regionally (e.g. land use choices) that increase unwanted local or regional climatic changes; taking action now to accommodate and adapt to climate changes to date; and increasing capacity to respond effectively and adapt to future changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Subtitle of host publicationA Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Pages405-435
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781610914840
ISBN (Print)9781597264204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Liverman, D., Moser, S. C., Weiland, P. S., Dilling, L., Boykoff, M. T., Brown, H. E., ... Hoffman, J. (2013). Climate choices for a sustainable southwest. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment (pp. 405-435). Island Press-Center for Resource Economics. https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-484-0_18