Misadaptation

Misadaptation

Misadaptation

05/16/20

“How can climate adaptation be appropriated for nefarious purposes?”

 

Discussion of climate adaptation and resilience is becoming more apparent in the world. However, just like greenwashing takes place in mitigation, misadaptation can exacerbate climate vulnerabilities for marginalized populations while benefiting privileged ones. For example, building a levee that causing flooding down a river only shifts the climate risks, not mollifies it.

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