Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Collaboration between NABO and LTVTP

Project: Research project

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Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Collaboration between NABO and LTVTP Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Collaboration between NABO and LTVTP SUPPLEMENT REQUEST TO: Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change: Collaboration between NABO and LTVTP (Award No: ARC-1104372). Vulnerability to climate change is a pressing policy issue at local, state, national, and global scales. Public and private organizations, policy makers, and resource managers are concerned with how communities at these scales can adjust to climate change and an increasingly uncertain future. With the future inherently unknowable and policies derived from understandings based on narrow windows of time and space, management for long-term sustainability is a daunting task. Archaeology has a strong contribution to make to climate-change policy because it investigates long sequences of social and climate change at multiple scales. In essence, the sequences of changes in human-landscape-climate interactions represent examples of outcomes that provide knowledge about the impacts of climate change. In this session the presenters explore and compare social and climate change over many centuries in the North Atlantic islands of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes, in the southwest region of the United States, in the Kuril Islands in the north Pacific north of Japan, and in the Caribbean Islands in the southwest Atlantic. The purpose of this exploration of dramatically different contexts is to determine whether key processes and relationships from these past sequences can inform current thinking about human responses to climate change beyond short-term and the regionally specific knowledge. This session will be sponsored by the Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance, an international, interdisciplinary alliance of scholars.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/101/31/14

Funding

  • NSF-GEO-PLR: Office of Polar Programs (OPP): $66,185.00

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