Understanding Local Adaptation Concerns and Challenges in South Carolina

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
Kirstin Dow , University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Debates over risk management frequently reveal that the experts and publics disagree about the consequences of concern and their relative significance. Research engaging communities in identifying their potential climate impacts and vulnerabilities reveals a similar pattern. Integrating local knowledge and concerns with general scientific understanding in communities of South Carolina uncovers a wider range of local priorities and concerns for adaptation planning.