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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Climate challenges, vulnerabilities, and food security
Author(s): Nelson, Margaret C
Ingram, Scott E
Dugmore, Andrew J
Streeter, Richard
Peeples, Matthew A
McGovern, Thomas H
Hegmon, Michelle
Arneborg, Jette
Kintigh, Keith W
Brewington, Seth
Spielmann, Katherine A
Simpson, Ian
Strawhacker, Colleen
Comeau, Laura E L
Torvinen, Andrea
Madsen, Christian K
Hambrecht, George
Smiarowski, Konrad
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Keywords: vulnerability
climate challenge
disaster management
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2016
Date Deposited: 28-Feb-2018
Citation: Nelson MC, Ingram SE, Dugmore AJ, Streeter R, Peeples MA, McGovern TH, Hegmon M, Arneborg J, Kintigh KW, Brewington S, Spielmann KA, Simpson I, Strawhacker C, Comeau LEL, Torvinen A, Madsen CK, Hambrecht G & Smiarowski K (2016) Climate challenges, vulnerabilities, and food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (2), pp. 298-303.
Abstract: This paper identifies rare climate challenges in the long-term history of seven areas, three in the subpolar North Atlantic Islands and four in the arid-to-semiarid deserts of the US Southwest. For each case, the vulnerability to food shortage before the climate challenge is quantified based on eight variables encompassing both environmental and social domains. These data are used to evaluate the relationship between the “weight” of vulnerability before a climate challenge and the nature of social change and food security following a challenge. The outcome of this work is directly applicable to debates about disaster management policy.
DOI Link: 10.1073/pnas.1506494113
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