Defining the social context of climate change adaptation

Climate change adaptation will involve human interactions with the forest as well as ecological considerations.


Susanne Moser


Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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This presentation brings a social dimension into the conversation about adaptation in national forests, shifting the perspective from species issues to how humans interact with the forest and how they view it. The presenter discusses the Six America's view on global warming (concerned, cautious, alarmed, doubtful, unconcerned and dismissive) and encourages friendly communication with the public in order to engage them.

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Defining the social context in climate change adaptation, including: 1. Community wealth, resilience and vulnerability. 2. Adaptation and barriers to adaptation. 3. Governance, including communication and public engagement.