Efforts Shift: Adapting to Climate Change -- Not Just Preventing It

"Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise."

"The conversation is no longer solely about how to save the planet by cutting carbon emissions. It's becoming more about how to save ourselves from the warming planet's wild weather.

It was Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement last week of an ambitious plan to stave off New York City's rising seas with flood gates, levees and more that brought this transition into full focus.

After years of losing the fight against rising global emissions of heat-trapping gases, governments around the world are emphasizing what a U.N. Foundation scientific report calls 'managing the unavoidable.'"

Seth Borenstein reports for the Associated Press June 15, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

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"How to Save New Orleans From Sinking" (Nation)

"Climate-Proofing Cities Is A Hot Topic At Bonn Conference " (AP)

"Call for 'No Regret' Climate Adaptation Strategies" (UN/IRIN)

"New York Releases Climate assessment And a Plan for Urban Adaptation" (Nature News)

"Experts Push Ethical Case for Climate Adaptation Policies" (Thomson Reuters)

"Juggling Mitigation And Adaptation: Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Path Toward Climate Resiliency" (Climate Progress)

"New York's Sea-Level Plan: Will It Play in Miami?" (National Geographic)

Source: AP, 06/17/2013