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Climate Change in CaliforniaRisk and Response$
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Fredrich J. Kahrl and David W. Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271814

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271814.001.0001

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Revelation or Revolution?

Revelation or Revolution?

How California Can Adapt and Even Benefit from Climate Change

(p.125) Chapter Nine Revelation or Revolution?
Climate Change in California

Fredrich Kahrl

David Roland-Holst

University of California Press

Is climate change a curse of industrialization or an opportunity? This book has presented a case for the latter, arguing that a proactive approach to mitigation and adaptation will present a new generation of opportunities for innovation and growth. However, California is at present woefully unpreparedto adapt to a changing climate. Its political and institutional cultures evolved in an era of low climate variability. To adapt to sustained higher climate variability, state agencies will need to increase their competency and rethink the way in which they plan, allocate resources, and interact.

Keywords:   climatechange, California, climate variability, adaptation, economics, innovation, politics, institutions

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