The University of Arizona is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the science of adaptation to climate change, and associated research and outreach to understand climate change, its observed and potential impacts, and possible responses.
America's Climate Choices: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
This report, from a panel of experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences, discusses the issue of adaptation to climate change, and gives recommendations regarding a strategy for adaptation in the United States. The report says that adapting to climate change will be an ongoing, iterative process, involving decision-makers from multiple scales of government, across all parts of society. The report recommends vulnerability assessment, improving scientific knowledge needed to build a strong basis for action, and research to develop new adaptation options.