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Module Reading List

Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation, 2017/18, Semester 2
Prof Andrew Challinor
A.J.Challinor@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Books are provided to give a foundation in the subject; journal articles are needed in order to fully understand methods, and to interpret results. In all reading, it is important to identify the appropriate sections / chapters, and to judge the level of detail required. Some guidance is given below. If in doubt, ask.

The IPCC are assessment reports that summarise a large amount of information. They are also a useful source of references.

Main course texts (books)

IPCC (2014) Climate change 2014 : impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability: Volume 1 (Part A) and Volume 2 (Part B), Global and Sectoral Aspects. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. Available at http://ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/    

Wilby. R.L,(2017) Climate change in practice : topics for discussion with group exercises ISBN: 9781316507773 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9781107143456 (hbk.) : £59.99

Pelling, M. 2011. Adaptation to climate change : from resilience to transformation ISBN: 9780415477512 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780415477505 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477506 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477514 (pbk.) : £22.99, Routledge

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Further reading (books)

Houghton (2009) Global warming: the complete briefing. Third (2004) or Fourth (2009, ISBN: 9780521709163) edition.

W. Steffen et al (2004) Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure Berlin ; London : Springer.

Cowie, Johanthan. Climate change : biological and human aspects. Cambridge University Press 2008. ISBN-13: 9780521696197

Eckart Ehlers and Thomas Krafft (eds.) (2006) Earth system science in the anthropocene : [emerging issues and problems] Berlin : Springer.

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Week 1: Introduction to impacts and adaptation

Key reading:

Jones, R. N., Patwardhan, A., Cohen, S. J., Dessai, S., Lammel, A., Lempert, R. J., Mirza, M. M. Q. & Von Storch, H. 2014. Foundations for decision making. In : Field, C. B., Barros, V. R., Dokken, D. J., Mach, K. J., Mastrandrea, M. D., Bilir, T. E., Chatterjee, M., Ebi, K. L., Estrada, Y. O., Genova, R. C., Girma, B., Kissel, E. S., Levy, A. N., Maccracken, S., Mastrandrea, P. R. & White, L. L. ed(s). Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 195-228. Available at https://web.archive.org/web/20141105192854/https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-Chap2_FINAL.pdf

IPCC. 2014. Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-32. Available at https://web.archive.org/web/20141105192310/https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-SPM_FINAL.pdf

Further reading

Robert V. Rohli, Anthony J. Vega (2007) Climatology. Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Chapters 1-4, 11-13.

Wilby. R.L,(2017) Climate change in practice : topics for discussion with group exercises ISBN: 9781316507773 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9781107143456 (hbk.) : £59.99, Chapters 3 and 4

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Week 2: Climate change and causation of impacts

Key reading: overview of climate change and impacts

Wilby. R.L,(2017) Climate change in practice : topics for discussion with group exercises ISBN: 9781316507773 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9781107143456 (hbk.) : £59.99, Chapter 9 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 21/12/2017) 

Mach, K.J., Mastrandrea, M.D., Freeman, P.T., Field, C,B.(2017) Unleashing expert judgment in assessment, Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780, 44,1-4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.02.005

Further reading

Challinor, A., Adger, W.N., Di Mauro, M., Baylis, M., Benton, T., Conway, D., Depledge, D., Geddes, A., McCorriston, S., Stringer, L., and Wellesley, L. (2016). UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report: Chapter 7, International Dimensions. Report prepared for the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, London. Available online: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/UK-CCRA-2017-Chapter-7-International-dimensions.pdf.

Wilby. R.L,(2017) Climate change in practice : topics for discussion with group exercises ISBN: 9781316507773 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9781107143456 (hbk.) : £59.99, Chapter 18

Section 2 - Challinor AJ; Müller C; Asseng S; Deva C; Nicklin KJ; Wallach D; Vanuytrecht E; Whitfield S; Ramirez-Villegas J; Koehler AK (2017) Improving the use of crop models for risk assessment and climate change adaptation, Agricultural systems. ISSN: 0308-521x, . doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.07.010

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Week 3: Designing impacts models

Key reading

Challinor, AJ, Koehler, AK, Ramirez-Villegas, J, Whitfield, S, Das, D. (2016) Current warming will reduce yields unless maize breeding and seed systems adapt immediately. Nature climate change . 6, pp 954-958.

 Andrew J. Challinor, Frank Ewert, Steve Arnold, Elisabeth Simelton, Evan Fraser (2008) Crops and climate change: progress, trends, and challenges in simulating impacts and informing adaptation, Journal of experimental botany. ISSN: 0022-0957, doi:10.1093/jxb/erp062

Further reading

Dave Frame, Manoj Joshi, Ed Hawkins, Luke J. Harrington, Mairead de Roiste (2017) Population-based emergence of unfamiliar climates, Nature climate change ISSN: 1758-678x, 7, 407-411, doi: 10/1038/nclimate3297

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Week 4: Using impacts models

Key reading

IPCC (2007) AR4 WGII " Climate change 2007 : impacts, adaptation and vulnerability " Chapter 2

Challinor AJ; Simelton ES; Fraser EDG; Hemming D; Collins M (2010) Increased crop failure due to climate change: assessing adaptation options using models and socio-economic data for wheat in China, Environmental research letters ISSN: 1748-9326, 5, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034012

Further reading

 Van Vuuren, D. P, L. B. Bayer, C. Chuwah, L. Ganzeveld, W. Hazeleger, B. van den Hurk, T. van Noije, B. O'Neill and B. J. Strengers (2012). A comprehensive view on climate change: coupling of earth system and integrated assessment models. Environmental research letters 7 024012 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024012

Moss et al. (2010), The next generation of scenarios for climate change research and assessment. Nature. 463, 747-756 (11 February 2010) | doi:10.1038/nature08823

Challinor, A. J., T. Osborne, A. Morse, L. Shaffrey, T. Wheeler, H. Weller (2009). Methods and resources for climate impacts research: achieving synergy. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 90 (6), 825–835.

Wheeler and von Braun (2013) Climate Change Impacts on Global Food Security. Science. Vol. 341 no. 6145 pp. 508-513

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Week 5: Impact assessments

Key reading

Wilby. R.L,(2017) Climate change in practice : topics for discussion with group exercises ISBN: 9781316507773 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9781107143456 (hbk.) : £59.99, Chapters 5 and 6 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Further reading

Section 2 - Challinor AJ; Müller C; Asseng S; Deva C; Nicklin KJ; Wallach D; Vanuytrecht E; Whitfield S; Ramirez-Villegas J; Koehler AK (2017) Improving the use of crop models for risk assessment and climate change adaptation, Agricultural systems. ISSN: 0308-521x, . doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.07.010

Robinson, J. (2008). Being undisciplined: Transgressions and intersections in academia and beyond. Futures.. 40, 70-86.

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Week 6: How can impacts modelling support adaptation?

Key reading

Stirling, A. (2010) Keep it complex. Nature. 468(7327):1029-1031.

Springmann, M. et al., (2016) Global and regional health effects of future food production under climate change: a modelling study. Lancet. ISSN: 0140-6736; 1474-547X. DOI: 10.1026/S0140-6736(15)01156-3

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Week 7: Approaches to climate change adaptation

Key reading

Smit, B., Burton, I., Klein, R., and Wandel, J. 2000. An anatomy of adaptation to climate change and variability. Climatic Change. ISSN: 0165-0009. 45(1), pp. 223-251.

Pelling, M. 2011. Adaptation to climate change : from resilience to transformation ISBN: 9780415477512 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780415477505 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477506 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477514 (pbk.) : £22.99, Routledge. Ch. 2 (pp. 20 – 51)

Further reading

Fuessel, H. 2007. Vulnerability: A generally applicable conceptual framework for climate change research. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions.. 17 (2), pp.155-167.

Pelling, M. 2011. Adaptation to climate change : from resilience to transformation ISBN: 9780415477512 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780415477505 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477506 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415477514 (pbk.) : £22.99, Routledge. Ch 2 – 4 (pp. 55 – 103).

Jones, R. N. & Preston, B.L. 2011. Adaptation and risk management. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change. ISSN: 1757-7799. 2(2), pp. 296-308.

Smit, B. & Wandel, J. Adaptation, adaptive capacity, and vulnerability. Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780. 16(3), pp. 282-292.

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Week 8: Policy and governance for adaptation

Key reading

Nalau, J., Preston, B. L. & Maloney, M. C. 2015. Is adaptation a local responsibility? Environmental science and policy.. 48 pp. 89-98.

Urwin, K. & Jordan, A. 2008. Does public policy support or undermine climate change adaptation? Exploring policy interplay across different scales of governance. Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780. 18(2008), pp. 180 – 191.

Further reading

Amundsen, H., Berglund, F. & Westskog, H. 2010. Overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation a question of multilevel governance? Environment and planning. C : government and policy.. 28 (2), pp. 276-289.

Osberghaus, D., Danneberg, A., Mennel, T. & Sturm, B. 2010. The role of the government in adaptation to climate change. Environment and planning. C : government and policy.. 28 (5), pp. 834-850.

Ford, J. D., Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, R., Araos, M., Austin, S. E. & Lesnikowski, A. 2015. Adaptation tracking for a post-2015 climate agreement. Nature climate change ISSN: 1758-678x. 5 (11), pp. 967-969.

Stringer, L., Dyer, J., Reed, M., et al. Adaptations to climate change, drought, and desertification: local insights to enhance policy in Southern Africa. Environmental science and policy. ISSN: 1462-9011. 12(2009), pp. 748 – 765.

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Week 9: Decision-making and planning for adaptation

Key reading

Lemos, M. C. & Rood, R. B. 2010. Climate projections and their impact on policy and practice. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change.. 1 (5), pp. 670-682.

Hallegatte, S. 2009. Strategies to adapt to an uncertain climate change. Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780. 19(2009), 230 – 247.

Further reading

Haasnoot, M., Kwakkel, J. H., Walker, W. E. & Ter Maat, J. 2013. Dynamic adaptive policy pathways: A method for crafting robust decisions for a deeply uncertain world. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions.. 23 (2), pp. 485-498.

Thomas, D. & Twyman, C. 2005. Equity and justice in climate change adaptation amongst natural-resource-dependent societies. Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780 15(2), pp. 115 – 124.

Vermeulen, S. J., Challinor, A. J., Thornton, P. K., Campbell, B. M., Eriyagama, N., Vervoort, J. M.,Kinyangi, J., Jarvis, A., Läderach, P., Ramirez-Villegas, J., Nicklin, K. J., Hawkins, E., & Smith, D. R. 2013. Addressing uncertainty in adaptation planning for agriculture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 110 (21), pp. 8357–8362.

O’Brien, K. & Wolf, J. 2010. A values-based approach to vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. WIREs Climate Change ISSN: 1757-7799, 1(2), pp. 232-242.

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Week 10: Delivering adaptation actions and measures

Key reading

Adger, W. N., Arnell, N. W. & Tompkins, E.L., 2005. Successful adaptation to climate change across scales. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions.. 15 (2), pp. 77-86.

Moser, S. C. & Ekstrom, J. A. 2010. A framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 107 (51), pp. 22026-22031.

Further reading

Dow, K., Berkhout, F., Preston, B. L., Klein, R. J., Midgley, G. & Shaw, M. R. 2013. Limits to adaptation. Nature climate change. 3 (4), pp. 305-307.

Ford, J., & Berrang-Ford, L. 2016. The 4Cs of adaptation tracking: Consistency, comparability, comprehensiveness, coherency. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change. ISSN: 1381-2386; 1573-1596. 21(6), pp. 839-859.

Conway, L. & Schipper, L. 2011. Adaptation to climate change in Africa: Challenges and opportunities identified from Ethiopia. Global Environmental Change ISSN: 0959-3780. 21(2011), pp. 227-237.

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Week 11: The Future of Adaptation: Research & Careers

Key reading

Mastrandrea, M. D., Heller, N. E., Root, T. L. & Schneider, S. H. 2010. Bridging the gap: linking climate-impacts research with adaptation planning and management. Climatic Change.. 100 (1), pp. 87-101.

Preston, B., Rickards, L., Funfgeld, H., & Kennan, R. 2015. Toward reflexive climate adaptation research. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability ISSN: 1877-3435. 14(2015), pp. 127-135.

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Web

IPCC -http://ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/

UNFCCC - http://unfccc.int/focus/adaptation/items/6999.php

European Climate Adaptation Platform - http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/

Agriculture and food security in economically developing nations - www.ccafs.cgiar.org

UK Government - https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/adapting-to-climate-change

Adaptation Sub Committee - http://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/

UKCIP - http://www.ukcip.org.uk/

This list was last updated on 15/01/2018