Spring 2018: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

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Question Set 6

  1. What are the main vulnerabilities to sea level rise of infrastructure and the built environment as identified in the CCRA 2017 compiled by the U.K. Committee on Climate change? Provide a list of the vulnerabilities (not the risk) and a brief summary for each point you include in the list.
  2. Give two examples of injustice caused by climate change and/or sea level rise, one on local scale (Paolisso et al., 2012) and one on global scale (Looi, 2016).
  3. Based on Glantz and Kelman (2013), explain the difference between “Decision making under uncertainty” and “Decision making under Forseeability.” Make sure that you properly distinguish between uncertainty and foresight.
  4. GRAD: Based on the Zillow study (see Dvorsky, 2016) and Hallegatte et al. (2013)), describe two major risks of sea level rise that could cause economic regression or a major economy crisis.

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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.