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Integrating climate change adaptation and human development: a commentary

John Lemons*

Department of Environmental Studies, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine 04005, USA

ABSTRACT: I discuss why integration of global climate change and human development aid programs requires consideration of some understudied uncertainties in making projections of future climate and environmental conditions at local and regional scales, and further, the value-laden policy consequences of dealing with uncertainties for national and international development programs. Additionally, I propose that conflicts between the interests of humans and other species be given greater attention than has been done by those involved in human development aid.

KEY WORDS: Climate change adaptation · Human development aid · Scientific uncertainties

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Cite this article as: Lemons J (2010) Integrating climate change adaptation and human development: a commentary. Ethics Sci Environ Polit 10:47-52.

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