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There are some things we shouldn't adapt to

Climate change most strongly poses the question of the balance struck between adaptation and resistance.

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It is essential to keep warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if catastrophic climate change is to be avoided.

WHENEVER great changes promise (or threaten) to overtake a society, there is usually some resistance. But there is also a strong sense that if the change seems inevitable, the sensible thing to do is to adapt. Sometimes, that is the best way - but not always.

Adaptation may make an...

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