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Climate adaptation becomes less effective as the world warms

melting ice due to climate change. photo

Martina Angela Caretta, docent at the department, is a co-writer of a newly published article in Carbon Brief. The researchers, in the article, addresses their recent study, published in One Earth, where they’ve investigated how the effectiveness of well-established adaptation options in relation to water changes as the world warms.

Their findings show that the effectiveness of water-related adaptation declines markedly once warming passes 1.5C above pre-industrial levels – from a central estimate (median) of 90% to 69%, 62% and 46% at 2C, 3C and 4C, respectively.

Read the full article here.