Integral Adaptation to Climate Change

In this article, we discuss the limitations of current approaches to climate change adaptation and consider how Integral Theory can contribute to a new understanding of adaptation by making room for many disciplines, perspectives, and validity claims. We then describe what “integral adaptation” might look like in practice. We conclude that integral adaptation to climate change involves a radical transformation of the way that we think about change, from something that humans simply respond to and objectively manage, to something that humans consciously create.

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O'Brien, Karen and Gail Hochachka
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