10  Climate change and the global financial crisis

Stresses, synergies, and challenges for human security

Robin M. Leichenko, Karen O’Brien and William D. Solecki

Introduction

Climate change and globalization weave together the fates of individuals, households and communities across all regions of the globe. While both processes contribute to growing risks and increasing uncertainties, both also create new opportunities for transformative change. Researchers across the natural and social sciences have paid much attention to climate change and globalization as separate and distinct processes, and growing attention is now being been directed to the interactions between the processes (e.g., Liverman and Vilas, 2006; Leichenko and O’Brien, 2008; ...

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