Following an AGCI workshop in 2012, Science for Climate Change Adaptation: Enhancing Decision Support Capability, an international group of scholars along with AGCI staff have published an article in the journal Science calling for a set of science research goals aimed at informing the societal preparations needed in response to climate change impacts.
Four primary challenges guide the research needs outlined in the article entitled, Hell and High Water: Practice-Relevant Climate Adaptation Science:
- Understanding what information is needed to make decisions about adapting to climate change
- Identifying vulnerabilities in society, the economy and the environment
- Improving forecasts and climate models in ways that can address specific problems
- Providing technology, management, and policy options for adapting