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Effective Policy Design in the Warming North Atlantic

Amanda Lynch

The Arctic bears the brunt of climate change; atmospheric scientist Amanda Lynch wants to find customized solutions for all parties involved.

Sea ice is rapidly retreating in places like Greenland, Iceland, and northern Norway. But what does this mean to stakeholder in the region, who confront this reality on a daily basis? For some, concerns revolve around local fish or big game populations; for others, the most pressing issues are related to new dangers in shipping and oil extraction. By understanding the precise threats that communities face, researchers can design systems of adaptive governance that will be the most comprehensive and resilient in the face of an uncertain climatic future. 

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