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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.

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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