Climate Change Adaptation by Individuals and Households

As global temperatures increase, so do the frequency and severity of various natural hazards. Worldwide, climate change can influence incidences of natural hazards such as wildfires, flooding, heatwaves, droughts, vector-borne diseases, and mudslides. Such events can be deadly, traumatizing, and cause significant economic damages. Climate change adaptation, defined as the process of adjustment to reduce or avoid the negative impacts of climate change, is therefore of critical importance.

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