Mitigating and adapting to Climate Change through conservation of nature

By Sara J. Wilson and Richard J. Hedba
January 2008

The projected and real consequences of climate change are now being recognized, along with considerable demand for alternatives to the energy and transportation systems that have dominated the last half century. Public and political response has focused on mitigating human impacts to reduce emissions and expanding on technological solutions. However the protection of natural ecosystems that counter climate change is equally as important.