Adaptation vs Mitigation?

  • Are we at the point now where we need to shift the global narrative more towards wide scale adaptation (coping with the effects of climate change) as opposed to focusing primarily on mitigating the causes?

    It would obviously be great to do both, but events like the Australian bushfires are starting to highlight how unequipped we might be on the adaptation side.

    What is the right balance?

  • @Hannah-Smith The key word here is definitely balance.

    Treating the symptoms vs the root cause is important, as we're seeing currently. Hopefully over time, as we address the causes through decarbonization, our society can shift more towards providing resources for adaptation

  • I think the focus still needs to be on treating the cause rather than the symptoms. We can still avoid a lot of negative effects by going upstream!

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