Recent scientific assessments have shifted the climate debate from questions of “if” and “when” global warming will reach a certain point to the question of just how bad things will get. Anticipations of a hotter world have brought the issues of adaptation and climate justice to the fore. What is owed to those whose lives and livelihoods have already – or will soon be – irreversibly disrupted? What is climate justice, and what does it demand? And how can public policy, finance, and technology be leveraged to protect vulnerable communities in a dangerously warmer world?
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