Contributed by: Demetris Koutsoyiannis, National Technical University of Athens

D. Koutsoyiannis, The perpetual change in climate and the technology-augmented human ability of adaptation (Invited), Water 3rd Webinar | Climate Change and Water Resources: Evidence, Impacts, Adaptation, doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22354.27849, 2021.

[English]

This in an invited talk for the Webinar of the journal Water, entitled “Water Climate Change and Water Resources: Evidence, Impacts, Adaptation” (https://water-3.sciforum.net/). Its title is “The perpetual change in climate and the technology-augmented human ability of adaptation”. Its subtitle is “Μωραίνει Κύριος ὃν βούλεται ἀπολέσαι (Whom God wishes to destroy, He first deprives of reason). It addresses three questions: A. What do we know about the perpetual change in climate?, B. Why climate mitigation does not make sense? [short reply: Mitigation presupposes prediction—but “Predicting is a guessing game for fools” (Schwab and Malleret, 2020; The Great Reset)]. C. Why adaptation is always necessary—and effective?

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