Exploring the Invisibility of Local Knowledge in Decision-making: The Boscastle Harbour Flood Disaster
Adapting to climate change is one of the most challenging problems facing humanity, but the time for adaptation is now upon us. Living with climate change involves reconsidering our lifestyles and goals for the future, which are linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments worldwide. 2004 IDRF Fellow Tori L. Jennings’ article contributes to the latest social science research on how and whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by some of the world’s leading experts, both academics and practitioners, on governance, ecosystem services and human interactions, this book examines the nature of the risks to ecosystems and the thresholds of change. It demonstrates how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance can act as significant barriers and limits to action. As both an extensive state-of-the-art review of science and as a holistic assessment of adaptation options, this book is essential reading for all those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and graduate students. Buy from Amazon.
Published: Cambridge University Press, 2009
Citation: Jennings, Tori Lee, Exploring the Invisibility of Local Knowledge in Decision-making: The Boscastle Harbour Flood Disaster (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).