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Scotland's Adaptation Story - Part I (Joseph Hagg)

Presentation 1 - Scotland's Adaptation Conference Plenary Session
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on 7 April 2014

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Transcript of Scotland's Adaptation Story - Part I (Joseph Hagg)

Scotland's Adaptation Story - Part I
Joseph Hagg
Science Officer - Adaptation Scotland
Sniffer / ECCI
Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to help organisations, businesses and communities in Scotland prepare for, and build resilience to, the impacts of climate change.

Definition: The adjustment in economic, social or natural systems in response to actual or expected climatic change, to limit harmful consequences and exploit beneficial opportunities.

(Draft) Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme

The
climate is changing
and we need to be ready...

... adaptation means we
prepare for the future
.
1927
1960
1974
1987
1999
2011
World Population
(billions)
source: www.fromoldbooks.org
http://www.livingmemory.org.uk/
Auld Reekie 1929
Clean Air Act 1956
Dumbiedykes 1960
1948
1994 - 2004
1998
1999
2004
M J Richardson
Edinburgh City Archive
Capital Collections
2008
1956
1904
2013
What change will we see?
Annual Mean Temperature (°C)
East Scotland - 1910-2012

Change in Temperature (°C)
Change in Temperature (°C)
Data Source: National Climate Information Centre, Met Office
Annual Mean Temperature (°C)
East Scotland

2013
How do we adapt for a future climate?
2020s
2050s
2080s
This is the Adaptation Challenge
Or Here?!?
Annual Mean Temperature (°C)
East Scotland
Range of Climate Variables
Climate Impacts
What climate change?
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