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Emily Boyd

Emily Boyd

Professor, Director, Docent

Emily Boyd

Toward an Inventory of the Impacts of Human-Induced Climate Change

Author

  • Friederike E L Otto
  • Luke Harrington
  • David Frame
  • Emily Boyd
  • Kristian Lauta
  • Michael Wehner
  • Ben Clarke
  • Emmanuel Raju
  • Chad Boda
  • Mathias Hauser
  • Rachel James
  • Richard Jones

Summary, in English

Current levels of global warming (Haustein et al. 2017) have already intensified heat waves, droughts, and floods, with many recent events exhibiting evidence of being exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change (e.g., Herring et al. 2016, 2018). Recent improvements in understanding demonstrate that half a degree of additional warming will have further severe impacts (Masson-Delmotte et al. 2018). In the context of this rapid and damaging change, there is a clear need to quantify and address both the losses and damages from impacts we have not adapted to today, as well as to adapt to those that will emerge in the next few decades. To do this, it is essential to understand the impacts of man-made climate change on the scales that climate adaptation decisions are made. Drivers of disasters, ultimately responsible for much loss and damage, are unfolding in an ever-changing socioeconomic context, which also alters exposure and vulnerability. While various case studies exist (discussed below), there is to date no comprehensive or comparable database quantifying anthropogenic contributions to climate change loss and damage. We suggest that this needs to change.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Publication/Series

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Volume

101

Issue

11

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Meteorological Society

Topic

  • Human Geography
  • Climate Research

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0003-0007