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SOEE5550M
Module Reading List

Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation, 2021/22, 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

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence - starting with the chapter summaries at the bottom of the "Technical chapter" pages

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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: To help identify a topic for your assignment

Key reading:

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://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence - starting with the chapter summaries at the bottom of the "Technical chapter" pages

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Week 2: Understanding Causation

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 18

Seminar prep: prepare to critique :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, 5, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034012Challinor. 

Further reading

Challinor AJ; Müller C; Asseng S; Deva C; Nicklin KJ; Wallach D; Vanuytrecht E; Whitfield S; Ramirez-Villegas J; Koehler AK (2018) 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: Climate Impacts Modelling

Key reading

Challinor AJ, Wheeler TR, Craufurd PQ, Slingo JM, Grimes DIF, Design and optimisation of a large-area process-based model for annual crops, Agricultural and forest meteorology. ISSN: 0168-1923 124 (2004) 99-120

Further reading

Berrang-Ford, L., Maclean, J. D., Gyorkos, T. W., Ford, J. D. & Ogden, N. H. 2009. Climate change and malaria in Canada: a systems approach. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases ISSN: 1687-708X, 2009, 385487.

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Week 4: Impacts modelling for adaptation

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 ISSN: 1758-678x . 6, pp 954-958.

Further reading

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), 836–848.

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Week 5 The emergence of climate vulnerability research 

**note: week 5 has articles that everyone has to read, and articles that will be assigned to specific groups. Groups will be assigned on Minerva, with each group tasked to read one of the sets of readings.

Everyone to read

O'Brien K, Eriksen S, Nygaard LP, Schjolden A (2007) Why different interpretations of vulnerability matter in climate change discourses. Climate policy. ISSN: 1469-3062; 1752-7457 7:73-88

Thomas, K., Hardy, R.D., Lazrus, H., Mendez, M., Orlove, B., Rivera‐Collazo, I., Roberts, J.T., Rockman, M., Warner, B.P. and Winthrop, R., (2019). Explaining differential vulnerability to climate change: A social science review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(2), p.e565. –

Set 1

Hewitt K. (1983). The idea of calamity in a technocratic age. In Hewitt K (ed) (1983) Interpretations of calamity : from the viewpoint of human ecology ISBN: 0043011616 (pbk ; cased) : Unpriced; 0043011608, Allen & Unwin, pg1-30

Naylor, A., Ford, J. D., Pearce, T., & VanAlstine, J. (2020). Conceptualizing climate vulnerability in complex adaptive systems. One Earth, 2(5), 444-454.

Set 2

Watts MJ, Bohle HG (1993) The space of vulnerability: The causal structure of hunger and famine. Progress in human geography. ISSN: 0309-1325 17:43-67

Smit B, Wandel J (2006) Adaptation, adaptive capacity, and vulnerability. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. ISSN: 0959-3780 16:282-292

Set 3

Tschakert, P. (2007). Views from the vulnerable: Understanding climatic and other stressors in the Sahel. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 17, 381-396. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2006.11.008

Barnett, J. (2020). Global environmental change II: Political economies of vulnerability to climate change. Progress in Human Geography, 44(6), 1172-1184. doi:10.1177/0309132519898254

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Week 6: Doing vulnerability research

**note: week 6 has articles that everyone has to read, and articles that will be assigned to specific groups. Groups will be assigned on Minerva, with each group tasked to read one of the sets of readings.

Everyone to read

Ford JD et al (2010) Case study and analogue methodologies in climate change vulnerability research. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change. ISSN: 1757-7799.

Mach, K. J., Lemos, M. C., Meadow, A. M., Wyborn, C., Klenk, N., Arnott, J. C., . . . Wong-Parodi, G. (2020). Actionable knowledge and the art of engagement. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 42, 30-37. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2020.01.002

Set 1

Singh, C., Tebboth, M., Spear, D., Ansah, P., & Mensah, A. (2019). Exploring methodological approaches to assess climate change vulnerability and adaptation: reflections from using life history approaches. Regional Environmental Change, 19(8), 2667-2682. doi:10.1007/s10113-019-01562-z

Hill, R., Walsh, F. J., Davies, J., Sparrow, A., Mooney, M., Council, C. L., . . . Tengo, M. (2020). Knowledge co-production for Indigenous adaptation pathways: Transform post-colonial articulation complexes to empower local decision-making. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 65. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102161

Set 2

McCubbin, S., Smit, B. & Pearce, T. (2015). Where does climate fit? Vulnerability to climate change in the context of multiple stressors in Funafuti, Tuvalu. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. ISSN: 0959-3780 30, 43-55

Owusu, M., Nursey-Bray, M. & Rudd, D. (2019). Gendered perception and vulnerability to climate change in urban slum communities in Accra, Ghana. Reg Environ Change (2019) 19: 13.

Set 3

Latulippe, N., & Klenk, N. (2020). Making room and moving over: knowledge co-production, Indigenous knowledge sovereignty and the politics of global environmental change decision-making. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 42, 7-14. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2019.10.010

Rahman, H. M. T., & Hickey, G. M. (2020). An Analytical Framework for Assessing Context-Specific Rural Livelihood Vulnerability. Sustainability, 12(14). doi:10.3390/su12145654

ISSN: 0165-0009

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Week 7: Adaptation: bottom up and top down approaches

Key reading

Eakin, H. C. and A. Patt (2011). "Are adaptation studies effective, and what can enhance their practical impact?" Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change. ISSN: 1757-7799 2(2): 141-153.

Further reading

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

Dessai, S. and M. Hulme (2004). "Does climate adaptation policy need probabilities?" Climate policy. ISSN: 1469-3062; 1752-7457 4(2): 107-128.

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Week 8: Adaptation: Decision-making under uncertainty

Key reading

Walker, W., M. Haasnoot and J. Kwakkel (2013). "Adapt or Perish: A Review of Planning Approaches for Adaptation under Deep Uncertainty." Sustainability ISSN: 2071-1050 5(3): 955-979.

Further reading

Wilby, R. L. and S. Dessai (2010). "Robust adaptation to climate change." Weather. ISSN: 0043-1656 65(7): 180-185.

Bhave, A. G., D. Conway, S. Dessai and D. A. Stainforth (2018). "Water Resource Planning Under Future Climate and Socioeconomic Uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India." Water resources research. ISSN: 0043-1397 54(2): 708-728.

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Week 9: Adaptation policy and governance

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.

Further reading

Cots, F., J. D. Tabara, D. McEvoy, S. Werners and E. Roca (2009). "Cross-border organisations as an adaptive water management response to climate change: the case of the Guadiana river basin." Environment and planning. C, Government and policy. ISSN: 0263-774x 27(5): 876-893.

Waters, E. and J. Barnett (2018). "Spatial imaginaries of adaptation governance: A public perspective." Environment and Planning. C, Politics and space. ISSN: 2399-6544 36(4): 708-725.

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Week 10: Tracking adaptation

**note: week 10 has articles that everyone has to read, and articles that will be assigned to specific groups. Groups will be assigned on Minerva, with each group tasked to read one of the sets of readings.

Everyone to read

Ford, J. D., Berrang-Ford, L., Lesnikowski, A., Barrera, M. & Heymann, S. J. (2013). How to Track Adaptation to Climate Change: A Typology of Approaches for National-Level Application. Ecology and society [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1708-3087 18, doi:10.5751/es-05732-180340 (2013).

Arnott, J. C., S. C. Moser and K. A. Goodrich (2016). "Evaluation that counts: A review of climate change adaptation indicators & metrics using lessons from effective evaluation and science-practice interaction." Environmental Science & Policy 66: 383-392.

Set 1

Dupuis J, Biesbroek R (2013) Comparing apples and oranges: The dependent variable problem in comparing and evaluating climate change adaptation policies. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. ISSN: 0959-3780 23:1476-1487.

Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J., Biesbroek, R., Berrang-Ford, L. & Heymann, S. J. (2016). National-level progress on adaptation. Nature climate change ISSN: 1758-678x 6, 261-+, doi:10.1038/nclimate2863

Set 2

Lesnikowski, A., Belfer, E., Rodman, E., Smith, J., Biesbroek, R., Wilkerson, J.D., Ford, J.D. and Berrang‐Ford, L. 2019. Frontiers in data analytics for adaptation research: Topic modeling. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 10(3), p.e576.

Olazabal, M., de Gopegui, M.R., Tompkins, E.L., Venner, K. and Smith, R., 2019. A cross-scale worldwide analysis of coastal adaptation planning. Environmental Research Letters, 14(12), p.124056

Set 3

Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, R., Ford, J. et al. (2019). Tracking global climate change adaptation among government. Nature Climate Change, 9(6), 440-449.

McDowell, G., Huggel, C., Frey, H., Wang, F.M., Cramer, K. and Ricciardi, V. 2019. Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change? Global Environmental Change. 54, pp.19–30.

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Web

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

UNFCCC - http://unfccc.int/

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 18/01/2021