TITLE

Foreword to the special issue: climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in the Arctic

AUTHOR(S)
Ford, James D.; Furgal, Chris
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Polar Research;Mar2009, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Arctic climate is changing, carrying wide-ranging implications for indigenous and non-indigenous inhabitants, businesses, industry and government across the circumpolar region. The latest scientific assessments indicate that change is happening faster than previously thought, and that the Arctic will continue to experience dramatic climate change in the future. This special edition of Polar Research brings together nine papers on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in the Arctic, providing important insights on the nature of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change in the circumpolar region, highlighting opportunities for policy response and providing insights on how to conduct effective climate change research with Arctic communities.
ACCESSION #
36938405

 

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