Spring 2018: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

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Question Set 11

  1. Explain in detail the difference between the classical concept of “resilience” and the new concept of “antifragility”. What are main characteristics of a resilient and an antifragile community? Provide examples of a resilient system and one that is antifragile.
  2. Explain the concept of “paradigm” and give an example of a paradigm that may not be applicable under climate change.
  3. To what extent are current options for adaptation to climate change and sea level rise antifragile?
  4. GRAD: tbd

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Please, submit the answers by e-mail to the two instructors. Note that your answers to the questions should be concise and in a scientific writing style. Please, include your name at the top and the questions before each answer. The answers have to cite the sources consulted in writing the answer and a list of references. Citations and Reference have to follow the documentation style defined by the Council of Scientific Editors, known as the CSE style. See SSF-Guide or the WISC page for more information on the CSE style. Examples of correct references can be found here.

Questions marked with "GRAD" are to be answered only by students in the 500-level class.