HDGC-HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: HDGC & HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 6
Organizers: Samuel Rufat, Nicole Hutton, An-Min Wu, Alana Rader
Chairs: Ronald Schumann


The confluence of disasters in 2020 underscores not only the urgency of human adaptation amid worsening hazards but also the necessity of integrating social and environmental justice into these plans. The impacts of human-induced climate change are becoming ever more noticeable, contributing to rising seas, sluggish tropical cyclones, more intense wildfires, and novel diseases. Human and ecological communities are at greater risk of harm. Consistent investments in unsustainable practices of economic development, urban growth, land use, natural resource use, and energy production are endangering entire ecosystems and magnifying inequalities in human systems. What is worse, in many cases, a combination of human action and inaction has exacerbated feedback loops between human and ecological systems that now perpetuate physical and social vulnerability.

Geographic research on equitable socio-ecological adaptation is increasingly valuable in the face of more frequent and intense hazards. Whether at an individual, community, or institutional scale, human responses to global environmental change that prioritize justice and sustainability can foster innovation, creativity, and increased resilience to extreme events.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Daniel Silva*, University of Texas - Austin, Climate oscillation effects on Brazilian soybeans yield, and the farmers' response 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Hunter Goldman*, Northland College, Meghan Salmon-Tumas, Northland College, Natalie Chin, Wisconsin Sea Grant (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in the Chequamegon Bay Area Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sectors 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Marius Mayer*, University of Innsbruck, Bruno Abegg, University of St. Gallen, Evolutionary Economic Geography of nature-based tourism destinations: The case of glacier ski areas in the Alps 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Joshua Hernandez*, US Global Change Research Program, J. Michael Kuperberg, US Global Change Research Program, Christopher W. Avery, US Global Change Research Program, Samantha Basile*, USGCRP, Frequently Asked Questions in the Fifth National Climate Assessment: Input from the AAG Community 15 3:50 PM

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