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Climate Change: Humans are Adapting Themselves to the Change But Not Fast

Climate Change: Humans are Adapting Themselves But Not Fast

There are big studies about climate change. There is also talk of taking big steps in them. But when it comes to work at the level of results, we don’t get anything special. The study of more than 50,000 climate-related documents shows that humans have not done effective work at the level of adaptation to climate change and those that have done so are not yielding results.

Due to the effects of climate change, all the animals of the world are trying to adapt themselves. This has been proved in different researches. But there are more expectations from humans. But are they changing themselves because of these influences? While changes are being felt along with social and other factors, a study has found that human beings can be made individually in terms of adapting to the changes brought about by climate change. Efforts are not enough.

Mere understanding is not enough

International researchers at the Global Adaptation Mapping Initiative (GAMI) work to collect scientific literature on adaptation to climate change, focusing on their specific study. In a recent study published in Nature Climate Change, researchers have found that human society is understanding the effects of climate change, but people are not able to do so at the individual level.

One of the authors of this article is Alexandra Lesnikowski, Assistant Professor of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concorda University, while delving into the current literature on this, describing several cases where global improvement is needed for improvement. This is more important at a time when problems like the devastating effects of climate change, rising costs

In the midst of all this, one truth that needs to be met is the adaptation or adaptation of humans to these changes. People all over the world have been trying to learn to live with the climate that was not the same as the times of the previous generations. 

The researchers concluded that this literature indicates that people are responding to the threats of climate change, but there is no data to show whether these responses are reducing the risk. They also found that these responses did not produce any very effective change-making results.


Lesnikowski says this was not surprising when it was discovered that many of the adaptations that were documented were very local, involving individuals as well as local government. But this does suggest that there is an imbalance in which a lot is happening at the local level, but very little is happening at the large level. Not only this, there has not been much research in terms of adaptation in the private sector. .

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